Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Which Came First...

I was posed the question just the other day..."what comes first...the image/art or the words?" My immediate response was, "it can be either, depending on what sparks the creative process first." But, after mulling it over a wee bit...I'm inclined to lean towards the 'words' usually hit the creative pathway first at a much more consistent rate.

My fondness for people who can assemble minimal words and create multiple debates is overwhelming. Yes, there are those who do it much more often than others...but the opportunity for anyone to possess those skills are prevalent within us all. I can spend hours reading quote books authored by leaders, business people, women and children...anybody. Small assemblages of words condensed into two to three sentences that make you stop...close your eyes and think...there is no better way to expand your brain. These people define sheer genius for me.

I found this quote....
"No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest,
till half mankind were like himself possessed."
-Cowper

To those who write, read and enjoy the written word, this quote could not say it any better. It's official....I know which came first....


3 comments:

Kimberly Miller said...

I love that quote. I am a writer, and I work in most other areas of art as well. My favorite quote is,"Sometimes we're locked inside the prisons of our pride." It says so much to me about why people hesitate to be who they are. I love the picture above. I do similar things with "found" objects. I love yard-saling.
Kimberly
http://www.kimbereekreations.blogspot.com

Kimberly Miller said...

I love that quote. I am a writer, and I work in most other areas of art as well. My favorite quote is,"Sometimes we're locked inside the prisons of our pride." It says so much to me about why people hesitate to be who they are. I love the picture above. I do similar things with "found" objects. I love yard-saling.
Kimberly
http://www.kimbereekreations.blogspot.com

Tara said...

What a great quote...love reading your posts!