The great majority of human creativity happens automatically and beneath the surface of conscious awareness. People who don’t feel creative don’t understand themselves well yet. Every single one of us is constantly formulating new sentences and thoughts, constructions of meaning, acts of physical movement, and complex webs of images, memories, expectations, wishes, and fears.
“… he felt like everyone was connected, and when you use the mask, you take away the differences.” -Mary Browning Johnson (one of Meatyard’s models) Seymour suggests the article: The Man Behind The Masks and encourages you to explore Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photography in book form. ps: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
AHNA SEMENOV is a former biology major and is currently enrolled in nursing school. When we stumbled across her blog we were most impressed by her talent and versatility and ability to harness both her left and right brain. We were particularly fascinated by her anatomical drawings and the manner in which she approaches the […]
JAY BATLLE is an American artist. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S., Germany, France, Dubai, Holland, Italy, Chile, and Britain. His work has also appeared in New York at Exit Art, The Chelsea Museum of Art, and The Dorsky Gallery, at the Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst in Munster Germany, and […]
Dan Miller is an artist. He creates his works at the celebrated Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA. Founded in 1974, Creative Growth serves and supports mentally, physically, and developmentally disabled adult artists. “Diagnosed with autism, and with few verbal communications skills, Miller has developed an intensive body of work that employs language […]
“Everything that I had done creatively related to two or three incidents that happened to me when I was a child that I’d forgotten. Everything, absolutely everything.” -Pete Townshend
Below you will find a few classic photography books we love. We hope that you will enjoy them and that they will inspire you to view the world around you from diverse angles, and to approach challenges and even your own creativity, from a variety of perspectives. Click on underlined titles for additional information. […]
If you’re reading this, you likely know that at Seymour we’re fascinated by the subconscious mind. We feel that it is an extraordinary reservoir of potential creativity and we believe that ‘looking inward’ and exploring this rich hidden ocean, this ‘sea inside’ is something that everyone should do. At Seymour, we call this kind of […]
‘Why Man Creates is a 1968 short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass. The movie won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. Why Man Creates focuses on the creative process and the different approaches taken to that […]
ROBERT ANASI is an American writer and journalist. His first book The Gloves, is a nonfiction memoir of his experience boxing in the Golden Gloves competition. Anasi’s writing has been published in The New York Times, the New York Observer, Publisher’s Weekly, and Maxim. Robert teaches literary journalism at the University of California, Irvine, where […]