The other day, I was watching a video that a manufacturer produced to demonstrate their products. In this video, they were making molds for resin casting. A colleague walked through the room while I was watching the video, and asked, “Why are you watching that? You’re a glass artist. You don’t do resin casting.”
I tried to explain that, if one were to substitute hot wax for the resin, the entire process in the video is identical to our process in making molds, and pulling waxes, for the lost wax process we use in casting our glass. They didn’t see that. All they could see was that the final part in the video, a cast resin piece, wasn’t glass.
I’ve always said that artists see things differently than other people. I know I do. For me, when I can see something new, my mind asks, “How can I adapt that to what I do?”
How about you? Can you look beyond the surface, and see possibilities others can’t see?