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Taking imagination seriously

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¬†Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. (Via TEDTALKS).

I love when any artist uses fibers in unconventional ways– larger than life sculptures made of fishnet? I’m with you!

“I got a call from a friend in Phoenix. An attorney in the office who’d never been interested in art, never visited the local art museum, dragged everyone she could from the building and got them outside to lie down underneath the sculpture. There they were in their business suits, laying in the grass, noticing the changing patterns of wind beside people they didn’t know, sharing the rediscovery of wonder.” (quote from the video)

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Maira Kalman, the Illustrated Woman

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How to Create in the Face of Self-Doubt

“In order to create, we have to stand in that space between what we see in the world and what we hope for, looking squarely at rejection, at heartbreak, at war, at death. That’s a tough space to stand in.”

-Julie Burstein

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