I was talking with someone the other day who suggested an interesting thought. “The problem with modern art,” he surmised, “is that it lacks story. There isn’t anything for your imagination to work with.” I’d like to skip over art philosophy to consider the imagination. What is its real fodder? How do I understand or approach it?
I keep meaning to read this book!
In the meantime, what do you think? Is structure actually the playground and ground level of imagination? At this point, I wouldn’t go so far as to say structure is the foundation. Perhaps building blocks add beauty while concepts and ideas lay foundation. Relational things? Empathy, sympathy, apathy may act as windows to the inner sanctuary.
Imagination is something we cultivate, use, develop, enjoy, etc. Maybe it’s time for it to have an image of its own.
And what about those uses? Isn’t imagination primarily used in scenarios rather than abstractions, sort of like the comment on modern art suggests?
I suspect that just about anything can be fodder. I mean, the creativity of God went into the design and diversity of creation, right? And, our Lord weaves Himself in daily life, the developments of history, etc. So many things that our God gave form and image! Breathtaking.