The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
I have been struggling with the creative everyday theme of body so far this month. I was searching for quotes as an inspiration to a new series when I came across the above quote. The first part really defines a lot of how I approach a new creation. I like to play to experiment and it all comes together into something that is more than play, more than intellect, that speaks to me on some level and I hope that it speaks to others as well.
The second line hit me this time. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. Hmm, I do not hate my body, but nor do I love it. I think I will have to think of this some more.
I have been exploring other types of bodies, Mermaids and Fairies rather than focusing on mine. When looking at fantasy, many times what is explored is the things we can not do. Fly, Breathe under water, do magic, technology that is beyond what we have right now.
Another thing that fantasy lets us explore is the what if. What if we never progressed beyond steam technology, or the Victorian ideals of culture. This is one of my current favorites, “Steampunk” It can mean so much to so many different people.
Well, I need to get back to revising web sites and reworking my artist statement, but first I want to thank those who read an comment. You really make this a fun process for me. If you have any suggestions or comments that you would like to make, please let me know. Thanks! Rennata