Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice (PhD Research).
By Gil Dekel.
I have been conducting a practice based PhD research (University of Portsmouth) into the subject of creativity and inspiration in art, studying techniques of accessing one’s talents and opening a door to innovation. These techniques were tested with artists and non-artists alike, and proved beneficial to anyone who is willing to ask: “who am I, and how can I be more creative in my life”…
My research looks at the creative process that operates in the mind and the heart of artists – the inner states of being inspired to create. I am drawing from the area of visual art studies, English literature critiques, psychology, philosophy and theories in science. I also draw from interviews with artists, creating arts that engage audiences, and self-observing my own creative practice. Read the full thesis here.
27 July 2010.