How we see and what we choose to see are only the beginning. “With perception we do not see the world as it is but as we perceive it.” [Serious Creativity — Edward de Bono]
I took this photo a long time ago. I won’t call it a vase because it is more (and less at the same time). The subject is blue. The subject is tall. How big is it? I won’t say because it makes no difference — the image is less than a vase and much more.
Swirling, liquid, solid, light and tones abstracted as only black and white can do. Move in close, play with light, change your viewpoint and your perception of the world changes. Perception organizes our world. In fact, our world is our perception. Is the world “out there” or within our minds?
My readings are taking me on a fascinating journey. First Art & Physics, then The Tao of Physics, Chaos, and now the works of Edward de Bono. What goes on within our minds? Our society is obsessed with linear thinking and the logic of the left brain. What a shame. We need to admit the non-linear part of our mind into our thinking as a regular partner.
Left brain, inner critic, logic is sterile without the insights of our intuitive right brain. And our dragons are lost without the organization that can give voice to our conversations with them.
To say that she is a right brained person or that he is a total left brain misses the point. We are both, even when we fail to recognize the holistic nature of our minds.
The photographer, the writer, or any other artist cannot bring their vision into being without the co-operation of logic and organization. Einstein could never have made his profound impact on science using logic alone. He imagined what he would see if he were riding a beam of light at the speed of light.
Where is this all taking me? I’m not sure, but stay tuned. We’ll journey into creativity and the mind together.