POWER CONCEPTS IN ART
ENHANCE CREATIVE IDEAS


Detail Enhances and Fills General Areas


SUGGESTION Vs. Visual DESCRIPTION

CREATIVELY USE SIZE and PROPORTION FOR EXPRESSIVE PURPOSE


POWER CONCEPTS OF CREATIVITY:

Concepts are the problem solving ideas of life.
Powerful concepts cross lines of learning areas and disciplines;
Powerful concepts apply to more than 1 art form;
Powerful concepts relate to any and all cultures;
Powerful concepts cross lines of subject matter and technology;
Powerful concepts have universal application.

EXAMPLES OF MULTI-DISCIPLINED CONCEPTS

Discovery
We inquire to know, we ask appropriate questions, we seek to find consistency of pattern and purpose; Either by accident or purely by intent we produce a satisfactory product or conclusion that is uniquely our own and will stand as our own personal pillars of wisdom.
Harmony-Integration
We have a sense that when we have applied a good solution it feels right, it is integrated, the parts exist with a kind of peace and quiescence.
Problem-Solving
We seek to see the end from the beginning, we seek a form that will follow function or a plan that will answer the need that is being addressed. Paradigm-Seeking
We ask the questions relating to how things are as they are and how should they be?
Fluency-
Expresses the gaining skill and proficiency in any given activity so that thing can be done nearly perfectly and repeatedly almost as if without effort.
Divergency-
The ability to produce numerous and varied options or answers each having some sense of answering the question or the task.
Pattern (Rhythms/Cycles- Time Periods)
Finding the recurring rhythms that make up music, design, nature, and our lives.
Technology
The tools we discover, borrow or invent to do the work we need to do, from the simplest of hand tools to the most highly engineered and technical.
Soul (viewpoint or personal voice and vision)
(Expression) (style, styles) = Soul
Expression results from the uniqueness of each person, born at unique moments, gifted with unique gifts and abilities and given a personal voice to express his or her own story in a personal way.
Theme
Theme is getting to the heart of meaning; what is the purpose or the reason for being of a given thing.
Environment
Everything lives somewhere, players share a stage, forms share space in a painting, living creatures have their places in nature, the stars and the planets populate the infinite spaces of the universe.
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Thinking humanity (homo sapiens) are always creating symbols to stand for other meanings and ideas.
Evaluation
When we stop to look back we say, "That turned out well," or, "Gee, I wish I could have done it a better, faster, stronger, clearer way."

Art is an area of learning that continually emphasizes more of these universal concepts than almost any other form of human endeavor. It is Art that encourages each person to discover one's own individual soul and voice. Art seeks to establish the unique value of each individual. We as artists, will share our thinking and discoveries with those about us who have ears to listen and eyes to discover and hearts to wonder.

2014