THE CREATIVE SPIRIT (1992) - IBM/PBS/A.H. Perlmutter Prod. The workings of the imagination and creativity in the arts, education and the workplace were the themes of this IBM-sponsored PBS series. Canemaker transforms an iconic spiral into the personification of the creative spirit. This single-line 'character' stars in several animated sequences exploring abstract concepts, including a jazz fantasy improvisation by saxophonist Benny Golson.

see also: "Drawing on the Sources of Creativity," by Ellen Keiser. The Southampton Press, 2 April 1992; "That Mysterious Something Called Creativity" review by Walter Goodman, The New York Times, 2 April 1992; "Inspiration for The Creative Spirit," Post Magazine, March 1992. © John Canemaker 2001, 2003. All Rights Reserved.