A labor of love

What is the purpose of art today? When can art be said to “work well”?

This question is not one of aesthetics – whether an object of art is deemed pleasing to the eye, successful in composition, masterful in technique: “That art works well”.

The question relates to value – whether a work of art can be put to work: “This artwork adds value. This artwork activates/enriches/empowers/invigorates me. I am altered by this artwork”.

Artwork for contemplation by Lanon Prigge.

Work, then, does not refer to the type of labor associated with putting one’s nose to the grindstone.

It refers to a labor of love, the action of least resistance, an approach of non-interference.

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We are each on a unique unfolding path called Life. Art, improvisation and mindfulness are ways of keeping connected to our creative source and available to impulses for flourishing.

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