Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why art and place?

About six months ago I received a message on Facebook asking for the fifteen most influential albums in my life. Hmm…I never finished filling out the message but it got me thinking – or, more accurately, continued my thinking about why music and indeed, art in general, matters to me. The answer is a long one and a continual process. For starters, art does matter to me. So does place. So why “art and place”? I believe we are influenced, however much we realize it, by WHERE we are. If character is influenced by environment, then certainly art, which is an outward expression of one’s soul and one’s experiences, can also be influenced by place. Thus, this blog is dedicated to the love of art in its various forms and how that love is also connected to place.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Importance of Place

Everything and everyone is in a place; that place changes according to both geography and personal perception. We want to talk about the elements of both place and art.

To start us on this journey from place to place, showing and perhaps discussing the art, natural, man-made, interpreted, etc. I will just say that I am, at this moment, in Springdale, a small town just outside of Zion National Park in Utah, in the United States. It's a big world but this will give a mental map of my "place." The art is the beauty of nature. If you've never been to Zion National Park, I invite you to find your way to this incredible canvas of natural art. You can find your own way to share your impressions.