Philosophy of Art
“The best service one person can render another person, is to help him help himself. “ - Emerson
I believe that art is an essential aspect of life. I create an atmosphere that fosters investigation into a variety of interests. Art is not an isolated discipline. Today's artist often explores and utilizes knowledge from every field. Many disciplines fuel ideas in art. Understanding through art provides a unique perspective to view the world. Experience is the truest knowledge and the best teacher. As the artist Joseph Albers cogently states, "Experimenting surpasses studying." Art can promote change by challenging the status quo, bringing about change while taking risks. While venturing into unknown territory, the student should shed preconceived notions to fully absorb the lessons of direct experience.
Through the appreciation of art one can value life more fully. Though the life of an artist is impermanent, the life lessons from art can bridge the boundaries of time.