It takes work, a lot of work. It takes courage to put themselves and their work out into the public for everyone to scrutinize and critique. It takes dedication to come back day after day to improve on skills and technique that allow their creations to come to life. It takes passion to care about what they are creating, and an intense desire to explore the themes and concepts that evolve over a lifetime of work.
The Creating Process is an on going exploration of people who dedicate their time and energy into the things they create, how they do their work, and why they do it.
The creators profiled on this site range from professionals who make their living from their work to those who create for the sake of creating. Their stories are told in their own words over a series of interviews and demonstrations in an attempt to document their process.
The word creator is used instead of artist as a way to broaden the scope of the potential participants of the project. The word art tends to have a different meaning from one person to the next, while a creator can be defined as anyone who makes something where there wasn't something there before.