After having to focus on having a solid conceptual idea for Thesis, and the pressure to continue this at Chautauqua, I took the liberty to just make and not over think while at the Tileworks. This decision was one of the best I could make. Yes, I still had all the same thoughts along with new ones hanging in the background, but I didn't let them hold me back during my making process.
Since I haven't narrowed down one streamlined idea yet, I plan to keep an updated list of what I'm thinking about, how these thoughts work together, in hopes of coming up with something coherent along the way...
-Pattern, repetition, cycles- within the everyday, within a lifetime, in nature, in the manmade
-Contrasting elements-surfaces, colors, materials, ideas
-How we view life and death
positively and open
negatively and with distain
-The idea of beauty in the everyday
conversely, the ugly in the everyday
-Why we feel the need to point out the ugly, isn't it a mere deviation from beauty?
-The subjectiveness that surrounds us
-Realizing my truth within this
it is everything we are, what we do, how we think and move
the ability to channel this energy
the methods we use to remember and hold on to a moment in time
how we look back on these times