On some level art is a form of independent thought, based in self understanding and manifests through creativity. Art is a creative process that invokes inspiration within the creator, as well as the observer. This archetype represents the creative process of design, between that abstract theory and the accomplished result. Thus, “form follows function.”
Contrary to what some people believe, science and art are not mutually exclusive. The best scientists and engineers are extremely creative and often think “outside the box”. Creativity is an integral part of engineering design. An understanding and appreciation of the many faces of art is a key component to creatively transcending outdated social and technical paradigms.