41 | “The Creative Process” by James Baldwin

27m | Sep 20, 2023

What can we learn from James Baldwin about the creative process? 

In this episode of The Craft, Carter and Colby discuss Baldwin's essay “The Creative Process," exploring how art is connected to self-knowledge and truth. Additionally, they explore the tumultuous yet crucial relationship between the artist and society. 



0:00 Introduction

2:04 Overview

3:33 Individual and Society

7:20 Being "alone"

11:59 Art and the Big Questions

15:12 Artist's Journey

20:13 The Artist and Society

21:46 Takeaways



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