Is Art Everywhere?

Is art everywhere? It’s obviously been part of the human experience since our beginnings on this planet. Why are people compelled to create?

Cave paintings, it is frequently theorized, were created as part of religious ceremonies or rituals. Petroglyphs, some experts believe are a form a “pre-writing.” They usually include familiar archetypes:  Kokopelli, caterpillars, ladders, wheels, and others.

“Conversation with My Muse” Barbara Melnik Carson

Are these rock carvings still considered “art” if it they are used as a form of communication? Isn’t all art an attempt to communicate something? Even if it’s merely a glimpse into the conversation between an artist and her muse.

Charleston Galleries

Vacationing in the Carolinas last week, we seemed to keep stumbling onto art. Of course there were some amazing traditional artworks in the galleries in French Quarter Galleries in Charlestown, SC.

Shell Heart at Edisto Beach, SC

It was also fun to find it in the unexpected places, like the beach, in a bathroom stall and along the roadside in Edisto Beach, SC.

Beach Sculpture, Edisto Beach, SC

It all reminds me of a quote from novelist Katherine Anne Porter  “Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.”

“Mystery Spot” Edisto Beach, SC

Wonder what other people think?

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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3 Responses to Is Art Everywhere?

  1. hemouse says:

    It’s a good article,the photo is also very beautiful.

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