Art

Part 4 of 10 in the series Inspiration

The art below is the artist’s offering as a way to draw us to our inner nature:

Culture told me I was not important, beauty tells me I am part of the universal intent.”

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.
—Julia Cameron

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