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Idea Agent by Lina M. Echeverria

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MY PERSONAL JOURNEY

Conflict in Art and Science

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER with creative people was from the sidelines in my native Colombia. Creativity appeared in our lives and slowly, without our realizing it, became the dominant aspect of our household. In her forties, my mother—until then a housewife who enjoyed her role and was good at directing her cooks and other help to run a household—had taken an interest in art and the intellectual world. In her late teens and early twenties, she had taken art courses and was considering spending a few years in Italy to study it more seriously when the Second World War broke out. Now, after twenty years had gone by, she saw her interest blossom. She enrolled in an art institute, took lessons in the evenings, ...

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