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<< What bothers me most about my teacher cohorts saying "I can't draw and I
could never learn to draw" is that I began noticing it was a source of pride
for them. For many people, the act of being creative has the added
connotation of being useless and absentminded, while being
"concrete-sequential" means you get things done and are in control. I have
been told it results from our relatively recent pioneer history, valuing
usefulness and hard work above all else. >>
SO true! There is even a sort of smugness about it.
I notice however that museums are still full of expensive American art and
luxury goods. A very weird mind set!