A project's long tail

Photos by Patrick Montero/Haverford College

Technical creative projects are most often seen when finished, but a great deal of messy, impulsive work goes into a project before it reaches a neat final form. By exposing the long, thin chain of iteration that precedes a final work, A project's long tail seeks to make visible the imperfection and trial-and-error that accompany the technical creative process, and to showcase the beauty and freedom that this process creates. Additionally, the work aims to demystify the feeling of instantaneity with which works are usually presented and display the meandering and uncertain path that leads to a finished project's exhibition.

Materials: Ink, pencil on paper; 3D printed PLA, resin; cardboard

Haverford Clerk article about the exhibition