Seeing without looking expands the possibilities of interpretation. A thing viewed peripherally or in the background can be felt as something other than itself; something potentially more desirable, poetic or preposterous. It mixes up parts that don’t always go together. It courts the edges of recognition. Its unpredictability suits my innate passivity.
As in an anagram, one makes use of the limitations of its elements. My approach is to limit choice by initially dictating the guidelines, but then permitting the forms to settle into something foreign; no longer resembling my own preconceived ideas.