Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Prototypes and getting there...


Full scale! 

You think you'd walk on these??

You know you want to-

As Friedrich Nietzsche says "In the true man there is a child concealed who wants to play!"

In exploring the area of art and play, I found this website which is I find really useful! 
Some quotes which I think are particularly relevant are:

"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This phrase from Sir Ken Robinson particularly highlights the problems I might come to face - people are wary of playing, especially if it is 'art' which is so often forbidden from our reach.

 "We don’t grow into creativity
we grow out of it,
rather, we get educated out of it"

Can (or will) our western society let go and begin to play again??