CREATIVITY IN ACTION
Art has the power to delight our mind and wake us up from deep dullness. Whether it is based on established disciplines and structures or is more spontaneous and free-form, all art finds its source in the universal creativity of the mind.
To produce a work of art, along with the universal creativity there must be the artist's own vitality, his or her impulse to create. There must also be a medium to work with, such as words or musical sounds. Art can be defined as the interplay of these three elements.
In the tradition of abstract expressionism, the artist may create without a particular aim or reliance on a structured theme, working directly with his or her tools or medium. For example, if the medium is paint, the artist lets the sheer color of the paint be central to his or her expression; its richness vibrates with the natural energy of life.
This freedom of expression is what I call "creativity in action."
Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel