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Monday, June 27, 2011

A seed planted by Gina

Carlos, Gina and I were discussing the creative process, in particular the importance of "nurturing" our life quietly, before going through periods of active production. We were doing this while drinking some tea and hot chocolate -I love talking about art inside the real world with friends that I love, and feel that kind of support when addressing philosophical questions. After all, as Gina said, art is all about humanity! ...As a sweet dessert, she surprised us with her poem:
"And in the recess of your mind
a seed explodes
Led by the after image
it grows and blooms to a new reality"
- © Gina De Pieri Salvi, 1992

Click here to take a look at Gina's Art Reviews at Glam Adelaide :)

And here I share with you that bit of the book that Carlos had been reading and we were discussing: Art of Thought, by Graham Wallas,1926.
In the Wallas stage model, creative insights and illuminations may be explained by a process consisting of 5 stages:
"(i) preparation (preparatory work on a problem that focuses the individual's mind on the problem and explores the problem's dimensions),
(ii) incubation (where the problem is internalized into the unconscious mind and nothing appears externally to be happening),
(iii) intimation (the creative person gets a "feeling" that a solution is on its way),
(iv) illumination or insight (where the creative idea bursts forth from its preconscious processing into conscious awareness); and
(v) verification (where the idea is consciously verified, elaborated, and then applied)."

I hope you find this useful, I did :)

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