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Essay: Appreciating Beauty in Everyday Life

By Dave Hood “Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism. Beauty allows us to forget the pain and dwell on … Continue reading

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What is Art For: The Purpose of Art

By Dave Hood All art exists for a purpose. Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Edward Hopper, a realist painter during the time of modernism, reminds us that “Great art … Continue reading

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How to Think Creatively

By Dave Hood A student searches for an idea for a project, but he cannot unearth anything inspirational. A female writer sits at her desk, reflects on her past, but cannot find an idea to stretch into a poem. A … Continue reading

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Essay: What is Art?

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”–Oscar Wilde “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”—Thomas Merton “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” ― … Continue reading

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