Potentially creativity is dormant in every human mind. It needs nourishment and care. If we could only learn to approach everything we do with love, discover the secret of living harmoniously with nature, with our neighbor, our families, realize the joy of creating beauty in ourselves and around us, open our eyes to the grand design in all things living, we would be rewarded immeasurably.
Even if this does not make artists of all of us, it will bring us closer to the creative arts and their enjoyment on so many different levels, and enrich our lives.
To remain sensitive to the human problems surrounding us we will have to descend from our Ivory Towers into the street, perhaps onto the barricades and into a brush with the law. If you are not afflicted with a social conscience this may not be your idea of an artist's life. But if you are born with certain convictions, your path, no matter how thorny, is laid out for you and you have to follow, even if your tender feet object.
What follows is just one artist's retrospective survey of his education.
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