1. ART IS THE UNIVERSE
There is universal language. That every culture throughout the world speaks. This language is art. From paintings to sculptures, ART has spoken about the complex nature of man, women and child. To be human is to express the underlining soul within us. This soul is the 'universe'. I am thankful for this.
Nebula, acrylic, 2017, 4" by 4"
2. ART CAN CREATE THE WORLD A NEW
The Renaissance is now remembered as a time when people looked back into history with open arms. Willing to take on ancient and classical ideas of what was considered beautiful and meaningful. This way of thinking was displayed in art including paintings, sculptures, architecture and all kinds of other forms. Today art was at a stand still and now there are waves of change. This is coming out through art. It is immediate and also very slow.
3. ART CAN SOLVE PROBLEMS
Peace is a universal concept. This profound way of behaving and thinking has been communicated throughout every world religion. Harmony achieved for the betterment of life and our world solves many of life's problems. Instead of dealing in an angry one must respond with love and kindness. This peace once placed out into the world resonates and becomes harmony.
LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH AND LET IS BEGIN WITH US, acrylic on canvas, 2017
4. ART CAN SAVE LIVES
Art has been a way of life that many people have chosen as it keeps them motivated to participate in life. Art can be the only thing that can get people up out of bed and into the actions of life. Art can be a choice other than suicide. For artists are always the most disturbed among us. These downtrodden artist have a choice to make, either an act of violence or an act of painting a picture. This choice indeed saves lives.
DEATH BECOMES HIM, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 2016