"I have always felt that my artwork unfolds in almost an accidental way. That it is the culmination of many unplanned acts that fortunately work together in the end."In many ways, I feel the same about the way I work. I use a very loose ""stream of consciousness" type of style when I sculpt and create. Many times I only have the vaguest idea of what I intend to create, but use the style to discover what has been gnawing at my mind. It is akin to waking from a dream and remembering only bits and pieces. As I work on a piece, the details become clear as the piece starts to unfold. I may start with a basic form or concept, and the creative process flows my idea into something completely different.
As a child, I used to play a game where my Mom would scribble a few small random lines on a piece of paper. It was my job to take those lines and turn them into a drawing. It is similar to gazing at clouds in the sky and letting your imagination flow freely until you can see the random shapes turn into objects. I have never been much for drawing or painting, as I find it difficult to convey my ideas in a two dimensional fashion. I have adapted the 'scribble game' to my creative process. I feel that this lends a very dreamlike surreal quality to my artwork that would be difficult for me to achieve if I adopted a more structured artistic process.
In the end, it all comes down to using what works best for you. It is great to explore many different methods until you find one ( or more than one) that you are comfortable with.