Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Imaginative Sense


I was chatting with a friend trying to understand her approach to the various arts that she has tried out. Was interested in knowing the art in which she felt she could create something out of nothingness versus when she had to use something as a reference. Just thought that she brought out the crux very well; the subconscious process behind it all, so decided to put her thoughts up here. Cut pasted her thoughts from gtalk below.

"I suppose that in any activity that requires sensual stimulation, imagination will probably be the artist, without needing to copy something else. But those that need rationality in some sense may curb imagination.

To experience a superb sunset you don't need to compare it with how it looked yesterday and whether today is less perfect. You're sense has passed its judgement without external comparison (senses being their own artist). But if you wanted to see if that big beautiful sun's color is depicting a rainy or sunny day (rationality required) then comparison with a sunset on a rainy day would be required. So when senses rule, imagination is manifest to its fullest as opposed to when you want to SEE the perfect and not necessarily FEEL it." - Margaret Desouza.


6 comments:

Eliza said...

I have the urge to write something but let me just resist :P

Alistair D'souza said...

@jayama
go on... write it :-)

The Wandering Minstrel said...

and an afterthought...sum things are just perfect every time...like every tree, every sunset, sunrise, every bird...

Aditya Kulkarni said...

Too much tha yeh :-). Very well written by Margaret.

Alistair D'souza said...

@ addi
I know :)

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