Creativity...an act of constructing or revealing?


Michelangelo said that every piece of stone held within it a great work if art. The artist's job is simply removing the excess stone to reveal it.

Is creativity a constructive process, putting pieces together until something new and innovative appears? Or is it more a matter of uncovering that which already exists?

True innovation is probably some combination of the two. Adding what's lacking - and removing whatever stands in the way.

I look forward to any comments you might have. If they get in the way, we'll remove them. 🙂