Process vs. Product ?
After reading the article, "Deanna Marie Pecaski McLennan's Process or Product? Through the journal The Argument for Aesthetic Exploration in the Early Years", I recognized the dangers of ready-made projects and realized the need for open, process-oriented education.
I also learned that a more important goal of education is to support and nurture artists throughout their lives. In the past, I heard the following from a parent who wanted to let her child learn drawing.
“I want to let my child make a lifelong friend.”
As her wishes, art can be a lifelong best friend for your children. Art comforts people. And never will betray your children. It gives interest when bored and soothes the mind when lonely. Rayme's statement, artistic practice, is to transcend unpretentious materials to create original statements or expressions in a more open, meaningful and enduring way'' (Rayme 2006) makes sense.
The arts accompany us throughout our lives, generating meaningful and creative activity in a lasting way. We will never be lonely in art. If you think about it in this way, you can see how dangerous closed activities that simply produce results can be. For example, teachers make students draw their own pictures, or evaluate pictures as if they have answers, like math.
Today my daughter came home from school crying. She said with tears, "Mom, Leslie draws better than I did. She draws more perfectly!"
I had to explain to my daughter that art is about making the invisible visible. In other words, it taught us that the invisible mind is more important than the visible result. I showed a picture of German painter Noeun Lim, who only draws pictures as if they were drawn by a child.
In about exactly 5 seconds, she stopped her crying and started laughing.
In the end, we find that the closer we get to the essence of art, the more I stop competing and obsess over the outcome. That is the opinion I felt after reading this journal. So, as time goes by, it seems that I naturally do process-oriented art activities with an open mind.
"I realized many things in the painting, and I realized that I am nothing but a small grain of sand in front of the great nature," she has expressed the shape of nature in the simplest form. It is based on the belief that "True art wants true purity. Art survives when simplicity remains, leaving behind all complexity or technology." by artist, Noeun Lim
Myungja Anna Koh