Art does feed the Soul. We surround ourselves with things that inspire us, nurture us and make us happy. Art is a part of our daily lives in so many ways. We hang paintings in our homes, choose colors that make us happy and plan vacations to places that inspire us and 'feed' our souls.
The great cathedrals and churches of the world are filled with art. Art that brings us closer to a spiritual side of our nature. From the Vatican in Rome to the small country churches there is always art. Even our cemeteries contain statues and art. Public art gives voice to our need to feel creativity and participate in the creators process.
Museums are a constant source of spiritual inspiration as the storehouses of great art. Woolaroc, the Gilcrease, the Philbrook and the Western Heritage Center are all places to enjoy works while being 'spiritually' fed. A visit to a museum is the opportunity to reflect on our shared love and history.
During this sometimes hectic time of year, take time to enjoy art, feed the spirit and reflect on the joy of inspiration.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery