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Honoring Artistic Mind

A gallery of dedications for those, past and present, who illuminate the transformative power of Artistic Mind

Contributors in our Dedication Gallery are multiversed and multidiscipinary. They are not all practising artists in the common use of the word – as a profession or social role. They are all artistically minded in their approach to learning, knowledge and authentic expression. Here you will find reflected the pearls-of-wisdom shared by: mystics, writers, painters, poets, philosophers, dancers, actors, activists, teachers, biologists, designers, architects, historians, shamans, sculptors, scientists, psychologists and sages. 

Read Maxine Greene on Metaphors and Responsibility

As free-spirited individuals they have each found their own way to enter the infinite source of creativity known as nous – whether it be through reverie, wonder, meditation, ecstasy, dreaming, active imagination or embodied practises. And they have translated their insights into an array of languages capable of handling the abstract such as poetic words, evocative images, potent symbols, meaningful movements, and resonant sounds.

Listen to Nora Bateson on art as a paradox of communication

Each dedication in our Gallery is a Novelty of Nous, an imaginative prompt combining visual muse and verbal mantra.

Colourful array of creativity cue cards with text and image

Novelties of Nous are available as Flow Prompts or Stacked Prompts.

Receive continous activation for your Artistic Mind with a Flow Prompt subscription. One digital Novelty of Nous delivered to your inbox everyday for as long as you choose. If you enjoy being surprised, are open to improvisation, and prefer an emergent artistic enquiry, then Flow Prompts are perfectly suited for you.

If you prefer to engage with Artistic Mind in a more methodical manner, and in a designated time and space, then Stacked Prompts are most suitable for you. Each Stack consists of 64-printed Novelties covering a range of themes – perfect for dedicated artistic insight and personal illumination.

iNous is an independent Artistic Research institute based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We celebrate Artistic Mind as a collective resource and create imaginative tools to support the flourishing of artistic minds worldwide.

View our Dedication Gallery celebrating all who continue to illuminute the transformative potential of artistic mind.

Novelties of Nous are imaginative prompts for artistic minds. Each prompt synergizes an evocative image with a pearl-of-wisdom gleaned from a diverse range of contributors.

FLOW PROMPTS ~ receive Novelties of Nous as daily inspiration and curiosity for your artistic mind.

STACKED PROMPTS ~ order a deck of 64 imaginative prompts for life-long artistic enquiry.

Peruse our library of articles and videos on artistic mind.

Reach out if you have a question or concern: samantha@inous.org

Subscribe to our YouTube channel (@NoveltiesofNous) and watch themed videos of imaginative prompts for contemplation and reverie.

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