Observing Similarities in Art and Everyday Creativity


  • Russell Suereth Salve Regina University




Art, Creativity, Everyday, Aesthetics, Disconnection


This article addresses a disconnect in our daily lives with art and everyday creativity. In our everyday lives, we rarely reflect on art we have seen at a local art museum or a sculpture at a library entrance. In our hurried pace, these works are only objects that have no bearing on our daily lives. Accordingly, art becomes disconnected from our daily lives and feels distant to us. The research in this article aims to identify the similarities between art and everyday creativity. Through this identification, we may become more aware that our daily lives are creative and that art can be an element of our everyday lives. The methodology in this research is based on our inner everyday creativity and the outer creative art we see in museums. Concentrating on these inner and outer spaces enables an expanded awareness in our research and daily lives. The findings suggest that similarities exist between art and the creativity in our everyday world. An awareness of these similarities can help us realize that art and creativity are essential elements of our daily lives and shorten the distance between ourselves, art, and everyday creativity.


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