Reality of things
Directed toward essences
Obscurely conveyed through an intentional or spiritualized emotion, creative intuition contains the reality of external things and the subjectivity of the artist coexisting inseparably. Such knowledge leans toward creation – to know in order to produce.
“The soul is known in the experience of the world and the world is known in the experience of the soul, through a knowledge which does not know itself.” – Jacques Maritain
As a kind of experience or knowledge, the creative act originates within a distinct intellectual process. Steeped in imagination and emotion, preconceptual mental functioning is a primary requirement of spiritual creativity.
“In this knowledge through union or inclination, connaturality or congeniality, the intellect is at play not alone, but together with affective inclinations and the dispositions of the will, and as guided and shaped by them.” – Jacques Maritain
The Western Missouri Medical Center has a nice little reflecting pool.
“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens
As part of the creative process, the artist toggles back and forth between conscious and unconscious cognitive modes. Responding to aesthetic stimulus, patterns emerge from very narrow slices of experience.
“The really valuable factor is intuition.” – Albert Einstein
In the creative flow, eddies and backwashes are often more efficacious than the dominant current. Embracing chance allows for the free coursing of ideas through the mind on the fringe of consciousness.
“Discovery should come as an adventure rather than as the result of a logical process of thought.” – Theobald Smith
Observing local interactions between smaller component parts, order emerges from seemingly self-organizing systems responding to an unconscious mental expression. Random fluctuations become amplified by positive feedback.
“I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.” – Bob Dylan
Arising in connection with external circumstances, latent ambiguity apparently manifests. Crumpled kraft paper placed directly behind a storefront window sets-up a curious boundary plane of vagueness. More interested in temporality rather than spatiality while seeking an illusion of continuity, identity is located within uncertainty.
“The absolute can only be reached and expressed through intuition, and by this the spiritual sympathy by which one places oneself within an object in order to coincide with what is unique in it is consequently inexpressible.” – Enid Starkie
Uncertainty and its implications are derived from the nature of meaning. Reinforcing the ambiguity, complex imagery occurs at the transmissive boundary between here and there indeterminacy.
“Our ignorance stretches indefinitely beyond the bounds of what we know.” – Bryan Magee
Heart of downtown
Attracting attention using complementary colors and night brightness, a popular eatery offers up tasty vitals to go with its dazzling exterior illumination.
“Life is all about responding to challenges and seizing opportunities.” – Chip Kelly
Full of moments
In a cyclic progression amongst reflections on linear western ambition, eastern cultural observation is indicated in a Rhode Island storefront window. Opposing forces perpetuate contradiction and change. Hegel’s dialectical development is a method of deriving middle ground aimed at advantageous amalgamation.
“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.” – Werner Herzog