Sleep on it

Posted: November 9, 2015 in graffiti living
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According to Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British author and journalist, all forms of invention and discovery have a common pattern that he terms “bisociation” – a blending of elements drawn from two previously unrelated areas of thought to create new meaning.

According to random notes I scribbled in my notebooks years ago, and no longer understand, I need to “bisociate personal unconscious issues with universal unconscious concerns to create a work of art” and “see the universal in the particular.”

Koestler also thought that bisociative creative breakthroughs occur after periods of intense mental effort, working on the creative goal or problem, in a relaxed state when rational thought goes out of the window — such as during dreams and trances.

In other words, I’m off to bed.


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