Creativity can be such a sacred thing. We often hold it close and we instinctually defend it. Through the creative process we experience a therapeutic release, a sense of purpose, a sense of achievement... a sense of individuality. The most successful of creatives actively learn from the community around them. They do not duplicate, but judiciously appropriate and so, breathe lines of conscious recognition into the active fibres of their work.
Below is the art of Pier Paolo Calzolari. Like a great deal of art, it instigated an internal conversation regarding something that has troubled me lately, the art of creative awareness.
WORDS | Kara Town
IMAGES | Artist Pier Paolo Calzolari via Marianne Boesky Gallery