Material For Thought

Material For Thought

by Shari Arison
     
 

This Artists' Books documents a personal journey to achieve inner growth through artistic exploration, that spans over different techniques and materials, subject matter and time, revealing Shari Arison's inspiriting approach to art as the path to the self

Overview

This Artists' Books documents a personal journey to achieve inner growth through artistic exploration, that spans over different techniques and materials, subject matter and time, revealing Shari Arison's inspiriting approach to art as the path to the self

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939116772
Publisher:
Waterside Productions, Inc
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Pages:
180

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Art can be found in any place and anything.
Nature is a work of art second to none. It saddens me to think that sometimes life passes by and we fail to see this beauty. For me, art is looking at the universe, seeing the light, seeing the shadow, seeing how wondrous everything is: a flower, a tree, a butterfly, even a bridge, a pot, a piece of furniture, a road – someone created all of these things. There is beauty in all things. There is intention and creativity in all things. Today I see beauty in everything; for me, everything is part of Creation. In my eyes, every creation is a work of art – not just painting a painting or sculpting a statue, but also cooking a meal, planting a flower, building, paving a road. Everything that people do, especially if done through a deep connection to passion and happiness, to one's essence, to this very profound place of self-knowledge – every deed done with passion and good intention, even those that appear to be the most ordinary, will suddenly be energized with meaning, with magic, with holiness and beauty and will become a full joy, will become a work of art.
Passion does not necessarily mean talent. Each and every one of us has their own passion, just as every one of us has their own unique talent. Not only in the literal sense, as the word “talent” is referred to in the world of art. Our talent is the gift that makes us unique. When we find our passion and bring it together with the unique talent that was given to us, we also find our purpose, our place in this world. Our essence.
In my eyes, the aim of and reason for this book is to try and reach the essence by way of the senses

Meet the Author

Shari Arison is the American-Israeli leader of a business and philanthropic empire that spans the globe. In 2010, she received the America-Israel Friendship League’s Partners for Democracy Award in recognition of her contribution to ad­v­ancing economic relations between the United States and Israel. In 2011, and again in 2012, she was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the World’s Most Powerful Women, positioning her as a force for good in business and philanthropy. She was also ranked second on Forbes’s list of the World’s Greenest Billionaires.

In 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from George Mason University for her Doing Good Model. Also in 2013, Shari was invited to join The B Team, a global initiative including some of the world’s most prominent business figures and thought leaders, dedicated to creating a Plan B for business, which places values at the core of business, prioritizing people and planet alongside financial profits

Shari is the author of the international best­seller Birth: When the Spiritual and the Material Come Together, and the author of the NY Times best-seller, Activate Your Goodness - Transforming the World Through Doing Good.
Shari is the mother of four and resides in Israel.

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