Friday, December 5, 2014

"If you are overwhelmed by the size of a problem, break it down into many bite-sized pieces."

Chuck Close said that.

CBS This Morning has a series, Note to Self
that featured the amazing Mr. Close in 2012.

Take note that his "disability" is the lens through which he sees the world. 
And this lens is directly reflected in his art.
And his art is mind-blowing.

If you have the pleasure of seeing his immense portraits in a gallery...
Get as close as you can without setting off an alarm.
Walk backwards (without toppling priceless art).
Walk forwards.
Walk backwards.


After watching this segment, I would like to add that trade school
 is a great place to learn, 
and going to college does not somehow make you 
a "superior" human being. 
Both schooling experiences do not have to exclude the other either. 
I think that Mr. Close is trying to communicate his frustration that he was misunderstood and under appreciated as a child. 
And the adults in his life had chosen a path for him.

As for me, I am going to focus on 
breaking problems down into bite-sized pieces this week.

I first typed that as bite-sized "people." 

I think it's time for a break!

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