Dedicate a sketchbook or notebook to track your efforts: list the date, source, search terms, results, related subjects, cited authors & additional readings.
Review – Review the sources you have already collected.
one place gather the notebooks, imagery, publications, websites, film, music, and other media which
have informed your work while at RISD. Gather the core sources from which
you draw inspiration. Make a list.
Review your sketchbooks to identify early source imagery, quotations, influences & inspiration you may have overlooked.
Review favorite books and exhibition catalogs. Read the book’s preface and introductory essays.
Read through the references, essay and chapter notes for relevant sources.
Read alphabetically through the book’s index for terms & phrases, artist’s names, and artworks that spark deeper investigation.
For exhibition catalogs, read the curator’s statement. These are a rich source of historic, intellectual, aesthetic & pragmatic information on why and how an exhibition came to be.