Artistic voice: psychological dimensions of film artistry
Historical discourses created an artificial separation between artistic and scientific ways of knowing. This hermeneutic interpretive study explored the experiential wisdom of ten film artists and the development of artistic voice, the integration of artistic and scientific ways of knowing. Artistic voice was defined from a metaphoric framework. In addition, a theoretical model of artistic voice was created reflecting basic assumptions within complexity science and metaphoric structures found in our language system. The study examined the emergent process—the dynamic relationship between the desire to create, personal wisdom gained through life experience and the act of creating, along with expertise in the language system of the artist’s craft. Ability to engage in the moment expression reflected a state of aesthetic consciousness.