In the article Out of Darkness – Color, Contrasts and Movement several of my images are published. Katherine Olivetti interviewed me about my work and process. Scroll down for an excerpt.
JA: … how ideas come or when they come is when I’m in a soft, calm place, like in an alpha state, coming in and out of sleep. That’s where a lot of things move around; where there is problem solving and I relax my mind. I think it’s really a combination of problem solving and listening to how I feel, a visceral feeling about what’s coming through, an excitement that you can latch onto. I go, “Oh that’s exciting, let’s pursue that.” Sometimes I am inspired by reﬂecting back and forth with people, but for the most part I feel much more connected to my creative center when I’m alone, truer. I really believe that the creative process is about opening up channels. I just feel like an instrument through which information is ﬂowing. The other thing about the creative process is showing up. You have to show up for yourself, whether it’s to a physical space, or to a space in yourself, because the creative energy is always there.
KO: I guess that’s your advice to the creative individual. Show up.
JA: Yes, Here’s my advice: listen, feel, look, observe, use your senses, keep yourself aware, and most of all show up and slow down.
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