Miyazaki: Digging into the Subconscious

Watercolor concept art by Hayao Miyazaki
Animation director Hayao Miyazaki said: “I try to dig deep into the well of my subconscious."

Watercolor concept art by Hayao Miyazaki
"...At a certain moment in that process, the lid is opened and very different ideas and visions are liberated. With those I can start making a film.”

Watercolor concept art by Hayao Miyazaki
"But maybe it's better that you don't open that lid completely, because if you release your subconscious it becomes really hard to live a social or family life.”

Watercolor concept art by Hayao Miyazaki
"You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
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