Although the creative process is often seen as an achievement of a lone mind, in reality it seldom – if ever – is a process in which an author independently builds something out of nothing. It rather is a process governed by complex, multifaceted interactions of the author with its environment. Interactions with people, objects, tools, signs, and texts – in sum, the fact of being immersed in a given context – shapes this process and its produce. The creative process is, more than anything else, a compilation and transformation process in which the subject – more artisan than demiurge – strategically combines experiences and interactions with the environment in a synthetic practice.