Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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The combinatorial acts that produce effective surprise…almost always succeed through the exercise of technique. Henry Moore…tells us that he was driven to the use of holes in his sculpture by the technical problem of giving a sense of three-dimensionality to solid forms—”the hole connects one side to the other, making it immediately more three-dimensional,” a discovery made while fretting over the puzzle of how to avoid relief carving on brittle material like stone.

Jerome S. Bruner, On Knowing

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April 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

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