posted by Ian Summers on February 26th, 2014

 

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There are 74 Quotes Questions & Pondering on the Creative Process. About 1,973 more to go. Each quote brings up questions and pondering. Check it out. And if you are moved to do so, give it a like. And join in the conversation by commenting. This has been one of the most popular.

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Maria Popova said…

“BECAUSE CREATIVITY, after all, is a combinatorial force. It’s our ability to tap into the mental pool of resources — ideas, insights, knowledge, inspiration — that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways. In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these ideas and build new ideas — like LEGOs. The more of these building blocks we have, and the more diverse their shapes and colors, the more interesting our creations will become.”
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Questions & Pondering 

Brain Pickings is delivered to my inbox every Sunday morning. Popova is a brilliant writer, synthesizer, observer, and so much more. Brain Pickings is one of the sites I go to when I need to stir my soup and see what bubbles to the top. 

Maria Popova is a cultural curator and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic, and Design Observer, among others. 

Popova’s blog, Brian Pickings is a discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are.

www.brainpickings.org

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posted by Ian Summers on February 6th, 2014

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posted by Ian Summers on January 29th, 2014

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Frank Diaz’s Series: The Lost Road

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Treat yourself to Frank Diaz’s photographs in this wonderful passionate article in Dodho Magazine. Frank’s work moves me deeply. Each image is a novella by itself.

“As a conceptual artist, I use photography to explore who we are, how we perceive and the ways in which we live.

The photographs I create are what I call cinematic narrative photomontages, fictions meant to seem like snapshots of “reality.” The implication is that our reality is created through the limitations of our perceptions. Photomontaging allows me greater flexibility in controlling the visualization of each series’ concept. I’m not attempting to find that unique moment and then document it. What I am trying to do is conceptualize that “unique moment,” then create it photographically and give it a seamless quality that “fools” the viewer into seeing each piece as a single coherent image.”

“…With night and day coming and going out of sequence, this series is a journey with no beginning and no end—a kind of “marvelous reality” or as Alejo Carpentier  (the magical realist writer) mentioned, the seizing of the mystery that breathes behind all things.”

http://dodho.com/lost-road-francisco-diaz/

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