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David Lynch on Creativity

Via the excellent web site brainpickings.org, here’s an excerpt of an interview with David Lynch on creativity, and how a whole creative work arrives a piece at a time.

“I like to think of it as, in the other room, the puzzle is all-together, but they keep flipping in just one piece at a time.”

In my humble opinion, this seems to imply that the your final creative product is predetermined and you need to just piece it together to form the predestined whole.

I’m not sure I buy that – I think we get a collection of beautifully colored Lego pieces.  It’s up to us to make them fit together.

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