I hadn’t met John before the workshop, but I wanted to hear from a poet on the nature of creativity. When I asked the Twitterati for a contact, John’s name came up. As soon as I visited his site and read one of his essays, I knew I had found the voice I wanted. John challenges my preconceptions of art in the digital age. Today he’s here to talk about creativity from the perspective of the reader.
The Reader as Musician: The Interpretation of Art as Creative Act
By its nature, the creative mind is original. In order to create something, that something can never before have been created. This is why artists leap to the forefront of our minds when we think of creatives: they make something concrete, a poem, a painting, a song, that we can point to as utterly original. Labeling an artist as a creative person is easy, because of the kind of work she produces. Continue reading