Things to Ponder
Over the weekend, I visited a fantastic little used bookstore and picked up a slim little volume titled No More Secondhand Art, by Peter London. How have I never heard of this book before? Even in the first few pages, it has already proven weighty, challenging, and affirming. Here is one choice gem:
Art today seems primarily in the service of decoration, innovation, or self-expression. At the same time, we seem to have lost contact with the earlier, more profound functions of art, which have always had to do with personal and collective empowerment, personal growth, communion with this world, and the search for what lies beneath and above this world.