Imagination and the Nature of Choice
 
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
2004
 
Waves of motion the shimmering supply and demand convey an ethereal quality that questions the cool rationality associated with the logic of choice. The creative impulse rises inexorably off the canvas.
 
“Having opted for the supremacy of reason, [one] rejects what conflicts with reason … [one cuts oneself off] from the most ascendant and superb of human faculties. Imagination, the source of novelty, the basis of mens’ claims, if they have one, to be makers and not mere executants of history, is exempted.” (Shackle, 1979, p. 44)
 
How can choice be based on foreknowledge of what that choice is called on to create? (Shackle, 1979, p. 58).