Positive Sign #5

Positive Signs is a weekly series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity, optimism* and the lives of artists, published every Wednesday through June.

Christine Wong Yap, Positive Sign #5 (Seven Elements in the Social Milieu Necessary for Creative Contributions), 2011, glitter pen on gridded vellum, 8.5 x 11 in / 21.5 x 28 cm. Training, expectations, resources, recognition, hope, opportunitiy, reward. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Christine Wong Yap, Positive Sign #5 (Seven Elements in the Social Milieu Necessary for Creative Contributions), 2011, glitter pen on gridded vellum, 8.5 x 11 in / 21.5 x 28 cm.

Text, from bottom of pyramid to top: Training, expectations, resources, recognition, hope, opportunity, reward.

*Notwithstanding brief forays into the nature of space, stuff, experience, and cognition.

Next Wednesday: Positive Signs #6: The Nine Elements of Flow.
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Comments (1)

  • I really like this series. The most ambiguous factor to my eyes is “expectations,” because I connect it to my expectations about working as an artist and about society’s expectation of artwork.

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