Cats are another story.
The insights you're providing here seem like they should be obvious (i.e. how we unconsciously find "safe" environments appealing, to simplify what you've said in your post) but they aren't, at least they weren't to me until I read this.
There is an imaginary construct that I've had in mind for a few years which does have a nature (natural) aspect to it. I think of it as the Fields of Awe, kind of a mental space that you could "visit" in search of inspiration, much like you might take a way to be inspired by nature. The imaginary Fields of Awe would be populated by concepts, ideas, examples of art, etc. that might in turn inspire you when you're creatively blocked or needing inspiration. This concept is inspired by the creative techniques of the late magician Stewart James, who created more than 1000 magic tricks or routines during his life. His mental construct was called The Other Place, which I reference in the following post: https://howaboutthis.substack.com/p/a-master-magicians-methods-to-manufacture
Thanks for inspiring some new thinking!
Thanks for such lovely food for thought.
Wow!!! Thanks for sharing and encouraging the rest of us!!!
Bio-Inspired Design is a branch of engineering that I find most fascinating. One of the proponents and practioners of it is Dr. Jacquelyn Nagel, a professor at James Madison University. Check out her website - www.jacquelynnagel.com . Thank you for your always interesting writing, Annie! ~ Mike
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Excellent! We get to the infinant through limitation.
This is wonderful. Thank you so much for this, so happy I came across your Substack. I am always fascinated by creativity and process. And here with my Polyester City I am just trying to make art that a person might enjoy, heaven knows it’s not something I think I’ll ever make money from. Getting an email or a comment that it in some way brightened someone’s day a bit what it is all about! Subscribing now, thanks again.