How does an artist tap into their own creativity? The answer for many artists, ironically, is to severely limit their freedom of choice. For these artists, repetition isn’t something to be avoided, so much as a goad to invention. By setting strict rules as to such things as subject matter, materials, color, and style, they search out the possibilities within purposely narrow artistic universe. As it happens, two artists who fit this working model are currently exhibiting side by side at the Winston Wachter Gallery. Brian Murphy is known as the master of the watercolor self-portrait, while Susan Dory creates abstractions using layers of repeating colored shapes. KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin, has just been to the exhibition, and he joins us with his thoughts.