Creating tools requires us to use analytic thought: to make an arrow that can shoot down birds in flight, we've had to understand how birds fly, as well as how to flake and grind stone to form arrowheads.
I have done my share of inventing tools for realizing various art projects. My studio is really a workshop. Often the tools I need for the job don't exist, such as a "simultaneous vertical-horizontal agitator" to prevent the uneven development of film for my "Seascapes" negatives.
Hiroshi Sugimoto in Hiroshi Sugimoto, catalog published 2005 by Hatje Cantz Verlag.