Art

From the very beginning, I state my theological commitment that God as Creator continues to fascinate, baffle, and incite my curiosity.   Why do people create?  What is creativity?  What is an artist's process? What is art?   What voice and messages are spoken through the creative act? What is that thing that happens when people experience beauty collectively?   How do we foster creativity and expression?     I have more questions than answers but seek to continually explore these topics.

Book: Concerning the Spiritual in Art by Wassily Kandinsky  

There's something about art...I can spend hours in museums, streets, books exploring and reading about artists, art, and the varying explanations and philosophies.  I like  the way Helen Mirren described her love of art:  "Just a note of a song can make you feel something and likewise a painting can make you feel the same thing."  About Kandinsky's art, Mirren noted the seeming "chaos and randomness but organized."  When I see a Kandinsky I experience fascination, beauty, and geometry - I wanted to read more about his ideas, then I found his book:  Concerning the Spiritual in Art.   Read more.  

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Gentle Ascent, 1934 (Source:  http://www.wassilykandinsky.net for non-commercial use).

Gentle Ascent, 1934 (Source:  http://www.wassilykandinsky.net for non-commercial use).

#StreetArt, Literally. Homage to Water and Wastewater Sector via Book: Drainspotting by Remo Camerota

I was thrilled when I found Remo Camerota's book entitled Drainspotting showcasing the highly decorative Japanese manhole cover.   What better homage to our city workers than a book highlighting part of a city's infrastructure.  Read more.  

Osaka Prefecture, Japan.  Photo by Andy Smith, Attribution-Noncommerical-noDerivs 2.0 generic, no changes were made, non-commercial use Retrieved fromhttps://goo.gl/i2WIyg

Osaka Prefecture, Japan.  Photo by Andy Smith, Attribution-Noncommerical-noDerivs 2.0 generic, no changes were made, non-commercial use Retrieved fromhttps://goo.gl/i2WIyg