The present is not a phase in time. It is the tension by which past and future are metaphorically united and overcome. ~ Martin Foss Ten years after I completed the Ph.D., I was speaking to the president of a graduate school about teaching courses for his doctoral students in Depth Psychology. I didn’t have [ Read more … ]
The thing about art is that it brings us into the exact present moment of our life…and captures that moment. Attached is a little watercolor I did recently.
David Lynch, the legendary director of many noteworthy films including Elephant Man and Eraserhead, was once asked by Terry Gross on Fresh Air what he does when he makes a movie. After a long pause he replied, “You know, when I’m making a movie, I don’t know what I’m doing.” Of course there is something [ Read more … ]
The creative process is how we engage with life, and all of us engage with life in a variety of ways. Teaching has been my creative passion because it seems to me to be the ultimate “meeting of life.” When we work with a new group, we have no idea who is going to show [ Read more … ]
“If there is no mystery, there is only propaganda”…wrote the artist Keith Haring. Mystery is where our new learning comes from, which is why creativity is so important for learning. Our creative process, in whatever form it manifests, is how we access mystery. We’re all creative beings, because we all wonder about things in this [ Read more … ]