what you look for

Busy week this week, but came across this wonderful passage from Ed Catmull, president of Pixar:

"There’s one thing I don’t think people really appreciate, which is how closely aligned artists and technical people really are. Culturally, they bond because they’re really based upon observation. I think there should be more art in schools. When they cut funding, they cut from art programs, shop programs. But they’re really about seeing and developing observational skills, which is useful in science."

Science teaches you what to look for; art teaches you how to look.