“Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth. Auto-tuning doesn’t do anything for creativity. Yeah, it makes it easier and you can get home sooner; but it doesn’t make you a more creative person. That’s the disease we have to fight in any creative field: ease of use.”
― Jack White
Prior to this, I’ve heard people recommending ‘The 6 Thinkin Hats’ and how helpful it is. . I remember searching for some great reads to further broaden my artistic knowledge, for example, Andrew Loomis’ books. (I highly recommend his books if you want to learn more about human anatomy/figures. It’s how I got the hang of human figures, so I want to actually take this time to thank Mr. Loomis. You’re my MVP). Okay, back to my story, I downloaded a pdf explaining how the ‘6 Thinking Hats’ works but never really got around to reading it. Thankfully, I finally got myself to read it, well I had to… so…
For this week’s post, I’m going to be analyzing my final project using some of the thinking hats. You can read my project proposal here.
I want to use this opportunity to work on areas that I feel like I lack the most, and explore possibilities to make myself better as an artist, and a graphic designer. I will be basing my main project around one of the areas I lack the most or a combination of some of them.
The first task for this week’s tutorial was to name a creative person that you admire. After the lecturer announced this, I went to the toilet and when I got back it was already ‘times up’ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. So from my trip from the girl’s bathroom back to the room, the first and only creative person that came to my mind was Bernini. I came across his works on Tumblr, and what caught my eyes was his sculpture called ‘The Rape of Proserpina’. I will focus more on his work rather than his life-story, mainly because I’m here for them sculptures and not for his drama.
Contrast your own views on creativity with one of these previous incarnations. How are they different/similar?
As I stated before, one of the many definitions of creativity that I truly believe in is how it is used as a problem-solving tool. And the Industrial Revolution era is an example where creativity was used to create new inventions that gave solutions and drastically changed the quality of life back in the late 1700s. However, issues about individualism and mass-producing art pieces became a concern to many individuals.
Individuals who study and apply creativity should maintain a flexible approach and avoid relying too heavily on one perspective. (Runco, 2004).
For this week’s tutorial, we defined what creativity is. Additionally, we read a written abstract by Runco (2004) discussing creativity and its elements. Similar to what Rucon (2004) stated, creativity has a different meaning for each individual. As I gain more experience, learn lessons, and generate new ideas, the concept of what creativity is, became more complex. However, one of its definitions that I truly believe in, as discussed by Runco (2004), is using creativity as a tool for ”problem solving, and problem finding”.