Dogs do tricks based upon rote memory. Artists must not. They must follow something far deeper than memory. Stephen King writes about this process in his novel Finders Keepers. Stephen King's description of the process followed by a good novelist is similar to one followed by a good artist. "A good novelist does not lead his characters, he follows them. A good novelist does not create events, he watches them happen and then writes down what he sees. A good novelist realizes he is a secretary, not a God." This is becoming my process. I am giving into discovery of images by watching them appear, similar to King's declaration that a good novelist "does not create events, he watches them happen."
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