The Lesson of the Blob

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We're always so interested in learning about the design process of artists, i.e.: How they select a subject matter. How they construct the world we find ourselves immersed. What techniques they employ in their specific medium. What routines they practice and cultivate. The process is so disparate, so unique to so many thinkers. Lucian Freud had a perhaps unconventional, or at least untraditional approach. He would start with a blob in the middle. From there, working, methodically, fastidiously, from the inside to the out. Now, when we think about systemizing thought, laying out concepts, and creating new affects, it's not often that we think in such mosaic terms. You can feel the swirls of intensity in his work. Radiant and ephemeral in their desire to reach out.