/ Creativity: what is it?

Generally, creativity is described as “taking two disparate thoughts or ideas and forming a brand new one, preferably with a ‘wow’ factor.” Another way of describing “creativity” is this: the ability to illustrate what is outside the box from within the box.

A fantastic example of creativity at its zenith is the exhibit entitled, “Savage Beauty — an Inside Look at the Work of Alexander McQueen” that is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum.

Beautifully presented, this exhibit melds the work itself with astonishing darkly handsome backgrounds and moody, haunting music. The creativity exhibited in each piece of clothing is truly amazing. For example: a beautiful ball gown made of black parachute silk (yes, parachute) is presented softly moving and billowing (it’s a mystery how this is done).

Attendance at this blockbuster exhibit has been outstanding. See it if you can.

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One Response to Creativity: what is it?

  1. laurent says:

    I happen to see this exhibit on sunday after waiting in line for about 3 hours. It was well worth it. This a vast subject. As I like to say creativity as nothing to do with the ability to design but rather have the ability to problem solve situation and often look outside of the rule book. Anything and everybody has potential for creativity within its gene.
    I believe It has more to do with asking the “why not?” type of question and be curious about everything rather than the ability to visually render anything.

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