“I think I continue to be engaged with design because it’s so tied to the rest of my world. Design is informed by music, culture, politics, and everything else that’s happening around us. Being involved and aware of these other things only makes our work better. It’s a good excuse for me to go out and live an engaging life outside of design.”
“The art comes from the awkward ache. The knot in my stomach usually teaches me more than comfort ever could. The sculptor’s chisel carves away at the block to bring something new into being. In the same way, we hammer away at the world we’re given to bring something new into being. We re-appropriate the past and present to create the future — breath by breath.”
—Jon Foreman on Making a Living. He goes on:
In fact, the argument could be made that a human being is most God-like when she is most creative: ingeniously crafting the true and the beautiful out of the confines of the present tense. Remixing tomorrow out of the raw materials of today. Re-appropriating a dream into reality. And it’s not just vagabond surfers who chase down preposterous dreams of doing what they love — humanity has been doing this all along.