7.22.2008

Creative Thinking

On page 21 of Clay Times this month Pete Pinnell has a good article about creative thinking. He talks more about how people perceive artists than on the creative process but his take of how people view those of us who do creative things, hits close to home for me. He references a book by Ellen Dissanayake called Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes from and Why. He says the Dissanayake argues that art-making ( the act of making special) is as intrinsic to human nature as eating or sleeping.

At any rate, if you can get a copy of this check out the article. I always enjoy his articles. He seems very level headed about things and doesn't take life to serious. I have no idea if I'm right about this or not but would love to take a workshop with him at some point.

1 comment:

Patricia Griffin said...

Hey Jen - Was just reading that article last night! Reminds me of another GREAT book called "Art and Fear." It debunks the myth of the struggling, suffering artist and reinforces the very true principal that being an artist is less about innate creativity more about just plain ol' DOING the work.