Taoism and creative practice : the creative principles of Taoist philosophy and the practice of abstract painting : an exegesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Design at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
This study identifies creative principles within the Taoist
philosophy and examines instances where these principles have
influenced historical and contemporary abstract painting practices.
It also explores ways in which these principles may influence
changes within a personal creative practice. The creation of
painted abstract interpretations of the chapters of the I Ching
provides a context for exploring the relationships between these
principles and the development of a particular creative process.