Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo
I’ve always wondered what this speaks to? Did the great renaissance artist Michelangelo plan exhaustively or did he doodle until he got it right? It is hard to Imagine block of marble just laying around to play with.
“Just do something so we can change it.”
This is a saying from the world of theater that spilled over into film and TV production. Where there is value in experimentation and incrementalism it has to happen within the constraint of temporal and monetary budgets.
Have a clear idea of what the statue must look like at the end and you will only need one block of marble.