Man the artist

“Man the toolmaker” is effectively equivalent to “man the artist.” Making things is essential to us as humans, and refusing to create is refusing something about your human birthright.


Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way . Penguin USA, Inc., 2010.

Creating things, whether those things are traditionally considered art or not, is by definition a creative act – an artistic act.

MacGregor, Neil. Olduvai Stone Chopping Tool .

Humans make things. Many species use tools, but we make them before they are needed, make them more complicated than they need to be, and keep them for future use.