The Base of Creativity

ALEXIA MITCHELL

A dream project of mine revolves around disrupting the concept of the stick figure. As an artist I hear very often that people cannot draw stick figures, but what does that statement truly mean? What is the significance of a stick figure, and what does it communicate? Developmentally, it marks a level of intelligence in children, but as we age, it becomes a default measuring stick of 'creativity.' Many are convinced they aren't equipped with this trait (and use the stick figure to prove it), but I would like to question that thought. 

 

To prove it, I have begun curating a stick figure gallery where anyone is free to contribute to the space. I'm interested in seeing the variety of submissions and how much can be communicated with simple shapes and lines, whether the artist thinks they're 'creative' or not!
 

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