Do you dream of using your creative practice to take you outside the bounds of everyday ideas? Well, when you get there, the artist and designer Jon Burgerman will be waiting – probably knee-deep in colorful paints, construction paper, portraits of quirky characters, and the googly eyes he hands out wherever he goes. Because beyond the edges of known maps and ideas is where Jon Burgerman’s imagination flourishes.
The global pigments market is expected to reach revenues of $34.2 billion by 2020. Who knew? We follow one Oregon researcher who set out to invent a new kind of semiconductor and ended up with a blue pigment, which could be far more valuable.
Almost everyone has a fear of failure and that emotion can feel paralyzing when it comes to both life and work. Achieving is great, but, as Jessica Hische has learned, real accomplishment is pushing through the initial fear to actually start creating.