Thinking Outside the Box…

Trite?… Cliché?

I know that the term is overused and I’m probably as guilty as anyone.  Here are a couple of different ways to look at the term…

1. A poem written by A. R. Ammons in 1965:

Don’t establish the
the squares, triangles,
of preconceived
and then
life into them, trimming
off left-over edges,
ending potential:
let centers
self-justifying motions!


“Bansky” is a British graffiti artist who produces some “out side the box” art work/graffiti.  Below is one of his London murals:


In his book he shares his mantra…   “Think from outside the box, collapse the box and take a *&%# sharp knife to it.”

If you go to his website you can see more of his work … click here.

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One Response to Thinking Outside the Box…

  1. Jarrod Bell says:

    I’ve been saying for a while we should fold up the box and recycle it. I do appreciate Bansky’s take on that too.

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