Monday, October 18, 2010

.. thought about what creativity is.

When my son was a HS freshman I took him and a friend to a retrospective of Frank Gehry's work at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles.  I was in awe especially of the initial building models - they were built of balsa wood, paper cups, Styrofoam plates, corrugated cardboard cut from storage boxes, Saran Wrap, pencils -- anything and everything.  AND they were everywhere, pouring off the walls, flowing down the tables, practically dancing in the halls.  And it struck me while I stood there, dizzy from  it all - creativity is generous. And joyful.  And unselfconscious.

One of Gehry's models.

This is Disney Concert Hall - I think that it was just underway
when we went to the retrospective.

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