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#24B CREATIVE EXPRESSION

I see life as playground, where I express creativity, not prison where I struggle to survive. As living space designer—or as chef—I go beyond shelter or taste: I bring taste/ form / function together in pleasing ways. As writer/artist/designer/composer, my creations come to life when creative thinking, passive observing, listening —and sometimes emotionally painful experience— ends, and active describing / storytelling / sharing begins.  Suffering brings out my best art: imposing artificial structure on transient chaos —presented not in isolation but as part of an interconnected fabric that touches the divine! 

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #24A  Struggling With A Basic Need: Sustenance to make Choice #47    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure: formerly theme 12 in version 3.0 structure    new to version 4?--not entirely

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Artist Aesthetics identifies with both motivated and non-motivated functions of Art
  icon identifies great art with the sublime

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#17A  Bitterness & Vengeance    #18B Dispassionate   #20B Authoritarianism   #33A   Servitude / Enslaved 
#46B Military Backers #202A Cautious Processing  
   

More to Explore --Worldview Theme #24B: Creative Expression  

Aesthetics (the philosophy of art from an online encyclopedia)
On the Essence of Art and the Creative Duty of the Artist
"What Poetry Is" by Pablo Neruda (excerpt from his Nobel Prize address, 1971) 
Art History Links
Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse (classic 1930 book w/ much insight into art, read at Google Books)
Global Advanced Trait Description: Artistic
National Endowment for the Arts 
Arts Edge--the National Arts and Education Network (from the Kennedy Center)
Artcyclopedia (the guide to great art on the internet)
Art and Spirituality, by Veronica Brady
Further Reflections on Art, Beauty and the Spirit, by Bob Gagdad
A Manifesto of Visionary Art
Art.view (weekly column on the arts and the artistic marketplace from The Economist)
Creative Ideas (essay about the inspiration and aftermath in artistic creation -- with focus on writing)
Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking  (excellent article from The Peak Performance C enter)
“Exploding the myth of the scientific vs artistic mind” by David Pearson (April 21, 2016 article on The Conversation website)
Ideas -- Artist's Manifesto: Theory & Practice 
Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist    (book & book review)
Witness to the Fire -- Creativity and the Veil of Addiction, by Linda Schierse Leonard
quotes related to creativity
Art and Physics
Seen / UnSeen: Art, Science and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope, by M. Kemp (2006 book)
Art and Modern Art: reflections of being human
"Four Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers"  by Sage Lazzaro (nonconformity is one of them, April 2016 report on TED talk of Adam Grant)
"Artistic Posterity: Still Lives" (report from The Economist May 30 2020)
"Classical Music: Time to Rediscover Trio Sonatas" (article in The Economist May 23 2020)
Art and Posterity: Rising Up to Heaven (review of book about sculptor from The Economist June 16 2018)
The Concrete Message of an Abstract Artist  (report from The Economist October 22 2016)
American Art: Rediscovery of Forgotten Black Artists (report from The Economist September 24 2016)
World Music: Humanity's Heartbeat  (report from The Economist August 13 2016)
Art and Loneliness (review of  book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing, in The Economist Mar 19 2016)
20th Century Art History—Dada  (review of book by Jed Rasula in The Economist June 20 2015)
"Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing" by Robert Zatorre and Valorie Salimpoor (neuroscientists wrote this June 7 2013 article in The NY Times)
The Music Genome Project and Pandora Internet Radio (listen for free, get help as to music you might like)
Arts and Music Most Popular Programs (links to hundreds of UCTV programs on this topic)
Interviews With Artists--1966 to 2012  by Michael Peppiatt (book review by Talitha Stevenson in The Guardian Mar 31 2012)
Isms: Understanding Art, by Stephen Little (book & book reviews)
The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It by Phillip Ball (review of  this 2010 book)
"The Power of Music" by Oliver Sacks (2006 article by anthropologist from Brain: A Journal of Neurology volume 129:10) 
"Can an Aria Conquer Homophobia?" by Tim Wong (about the emotive power of music per scene in 1993 movie Philadelphia--blog on The Telegraph)
Being an Artist  (article by Alain Briot, from Aesthetics and Photography)
Arts & Artists Resource Center
quote about what a great artist can do from Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein 
quotes related to art
 
 

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