Art Models Living Systems

Art Models Living Systems

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree, and there will be one.” Aldo Leopold


Luke Dougherty Portrait 18 X 24

richter7_lg The Beans of Egypt Maine 16 x 20

Art-making is the breaking down and re-forming of living patterns, and this process itself exchanges energy back into the system. The evolutionary collective learning is transferred from artist to viewer; and the viewer’s feedback to the artist completes the energetic loop. Each participant guides the other in forming and re-forming the physical, emotional, aesthetic, and socio-political adaptations that we need to survive and thrive in our ever-changing global community. By drawing our attention to the interrelationships of our biology and genetics with our production of art, MayBe Art creates a mindful space for our community to work, teach, play and develop our consciousness.