When I work with clients, it’s so apparent that deep creativity is not of the head or thinking mind. It’s coming from an entirely different place. Their creative visions are coming from a place that’s ALIVE. This is why we need art. Because to change our world, we need what is alive. Artists have always [ Read more … ]
Why do we need art?
I grew up in a hard working Norwegian farming family in the Midwest and not surprisingly, Midwestern practicality is etched into my cells. When I walk into an art gallery, I often marvel at the amount of time someone spent gluing hundreds or thousands of tiny pieces of glass into a sculpture or creating a [ Read more … ]
What is dying are inadequate visions of what it means to be human.
In 2001, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Robert Siegel (on NPR’s “All Things Considered”) asked the Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz whether poetry was a dying art. “No,” replied Kunitz, “in fact people are more involved with poetry now than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.” Back in the 1970s, Kunitz wasn’t so optimistic. People [ Read more … ]