abstract painting by Brenda Beerhorst available here
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
I took three of my children to the eye doctor yesterday and as we were waiting in the reception area I noticed that there was not a single painting on the wall. In fact there was not any art at all to be seen and I wondered at how this could be?
Every environment needs visual art to bring life and beauty to the space. The better the art - the better we will feel. I am convinced that good art makes our lives better, because it has a way of infusing our world with beauty and truth. Color, pattern, texture and image all have a way of communicating to our souls and minds in a way that does not need verbal language. Visual art can go places words cannot. Music is good too - but visual art is not as accessible as music in our present culture. There was music piped into the waiting room, but it just was not enough to create an inviting environment. They need to get some art, do you?