Man has access to the entire mind of the Creator, is himself the creator in the finite.
I came across this quote last night in my reading for a course on drawing, pulled from Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote was used in reference to the presence of the artist as the creator who embeds a sense of authorship, process, and even himself as the subject of the work. However, like most of the readings about drawing - relating to truth, perception, and self-reflection - I immediately apply it to life in general. I feel strongly that no answers in life can be answered by anyone but yourself. Each person holds “self-evident truths” that are so ingrained into the person they are, that to act upon another’s inclinations is a crime. Understanding another’s point of view, of course, is very different than putting into action their particular and subjective interpretation. After all they are calling on their own “self-evident truths” that are inherently different than your own. It is important to ask yourself questions and recognize your own perception of situations. This will affirm your understanding of your self as the Creator… one who puts in to action innate truths which will bolster, if not validate, the integrity of your finite solution. In architecture, knowing and constantly being aware of what you want to achieve, too, leads to an oeuvre that is consistently evolving over time towards a particular articulation of your own style.