Inspiration: a functional approach to creative practice.

PhD thesis in Art, Design & Media, by Gil Dekel.


12. Application

With the artistic ideas ready to be applied, the artist allows the external reality to affect the final shaping of the work, in a process of application of the idea. Application is examined in this chapter in relation to the process of creativity that the artist undergoes, not in relation to the final artefact (composition etc’). Thus, application is examined through the influences of the external contexts on the way artists shape the outcome of the work – a process I would refer to as exploring how the external context influences the psychology of the actual creative process.

With this is mind this chapter on Application will be examined through the categories place and space.