On Unlocking Creativity, Ideas as Viruses: Robin Young Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert

The way that I've always thought about creativity is that ideas are these disembodied life forms, they don't have a form but they have a will, and all they want is to be made manifest and they circle the world looking for human collaborators to work with. I'm feeling poorly today due to Celiac Disease and … Continue reading On Unlocking Creativity, Ideas as Viruses: Robin Young Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert

Flights of Fancy: Bandaloop Dances in Air

Rock climbers have a special relationship with surfaces they climb. What happens when this elevated awareness is fused with dance? https://vimeo.com/106840781 Have you ever dreamt of flying, of twisting and turning through the air with no fear? Amelia Rudolph had this dream often as a child. One day, when rock climbing in the Sierra Mountains of California, … Continue reading Flights of Fancy: Bandaloop Dances in Air

Body in Motion: Climber Natalija Gros in Le Tango Vertical

The human body is capable of impressive feats. Is there an artistic and creative element present in athletic accomplishment? When Natalija Gros retired from competitive rock climbing in 2012, she was recognized as one of the finest climbers in the world. The Slovenian athlete made it to the World Cup podium an astonishing 23 times … Continue reading Body in Motion: Climber Natalija Gros in Le Tango Vertical

A Twist on Paper: Sculptures of Peter Gentenaar

When creative pathways become blocked most of us give up or force ourselves forward. What if we changed direction instead? Peter Gentenaar was originally a printmaker who became dissatisfied with the effects he could produce with commercial paper. He decided to try his hand at making his own. In the process, he created a new beater to process paper pulp and … Continue reading A Twist on Paper: Sculptures of Peter Gentenaar

Attraction to the Nest: Avian Inspiration Featuring David Attenborough and Weaver Birds

Human language reveals a positive connotation between bird's nests and human homes and families. Why do we identify with birds? Human families generally don't build their own houses, so we are often fascinated by birds that forage materials and weave or construct their own nests, from the simple robin to the mighty eagle. There is a great deal about self … Continue reading Attraction to the Nest: Avian Inspiration Featuring David Attenborough and Weaver Birds