Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Play and Intellect

"Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel" Elizabeth McGhee 2010. oil on panel


"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." -Carl Jung

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Elizabeth McGhee said...
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Elizabeth McGhee said...

This is a nice reminder not to over-analyze or over-think a concept. As artists we must be uninhibited to play with new ideas in order to tap into our own creativity. Intellect and creativity are not exclusive, each compliments and enriches the other. A child, while not very intellectual, has great creativity but without intellect that creative expression is not particularly insightful.