I've been making daily collages for many years, but sometimes I'm struggling to find inspiration; or they get redundant. To refuel my imagination, nothing is better than randomness!
With this in mind, Mina and I invented and designed a voluntary artistic constraints generator: « Liberative Constraints ». Not only do virtual idea-bringing dices run forever, but they can also « magically » have more than 6 sides (:
For more details on how the generator was made, check out the article on Mina's blog!
To kickstart a creative project, turn on a down brain, boost a too-traditional vision, all you have to do is throw the « Liberative Constraints » dices!
« Liberative Constraints » gives you a set of 4 cubes that you can re-roll endlessly and that offer a medium, a tool, a colour and a technique.
It is available in English and in French over here:
The suggested tools and mediums are easy to find and they are not dangerous (no school compass or sulfuric acid) so that you can use « Liberative Constraints » with kids. For parents held at home with (slightly) covid-ill offspring, « Liberative Constraints » can save your day! For teachers, « Liberative Constraints » can be a nice little bonus tool.
To improve your art culture (which is not a dirty word!), you will find next to each new word one or several links that tells you about a painter, a creation, an art anecdote or a pictorial movement. A little extra to spark your creativity once again and give overwhelmed adults a helping hand when faced with a bunch of wild covid-exposed children.
In 2022, I started using « Liberative Constraints » for my daily collages. Here are some examples:
You can use, share and talk about « Liberative Constraints » with anyone (as long as you not making money with, cause it wouldn’t be very cool).