A Colorful Animation That Illustrates the Inspiring Advice Given by David Lynch in 2008

Jackie Lay of The Atlantic has created a wonderfully colorful animation that breathes fresh life into a 2008 interview with director David Lynch, during which he offered inspiring advice about finding new ideas.

In 2008, The Atlantic sat down with the filmmaker David Lynch as he mused about inspiration and how to capture the flow of creativity. Now, we’ve animated his words of advice. “A lot of artists think that suffering is necessary,” he says. “But in reality, any kind of suffering cramps the flow of creativity.”

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