The art below is the artist’s offering as a way to draw us to our inner nature:
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers.
— James Baldwin
The artist has one function–to affirm and glorify life.
— W. Edward Brown
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
— Berthold Brecht
In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well stocked fish pond… If we don’t give some attention to upkeep, our well is apt to become depleted, stagnant, or blocked…As artists, we must learn to be self nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them — to restock the trout pond, so to speak.
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