Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mirka Knaster on Playfulness

For several years I have subscribed to the blog of Mirka Knaster, a textile artist with a decades-long career as a writer. This month, she posts a thoughtful piece on the value of play, and its role in creativity.

Paul Klee, Castle and Sun

As always, Knaster draws on a wide range of sources to explore her subject, this time referencing artists Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn as well as Dale Carnegie, Jean Piaget and other psychologists. She reflects on a recent exhibition staged at SF MOMA and on her own experience of rust-dyeing.

Knaster ends her posts with thought-provoking questions and invites responses from her readers.

Couldn't we all use a little more playfulness in our lives?

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