We prize artists for their ability to express feelings and emotions through their art forms. We delegate the highest expression of our humanity to those artists we feel express it the best. In doing so we delegate our own feelings and appreciation to enjoying life second hand.
Without a doubt some artists can have an exquisite viewpoint that most people have not taken the time to discover for themselves. However, is there art unexpressed in the ordinary that we ignore.
The sunlight shining on a plain brick wall framed by a wooden gate open to the skies and shifting shadows as clouds dance across the sky. A feeling of awe comes to us and we ignore the practical applications of what we are seeing and enjoy it as living art.
Art that touches a cord deep inside us and transforms the ordinary into a feeling; the basic definition of art. The eye of the beholder is the canvas of expression and gives us a new perception of everyday things. Where life is the canvas on which the art inherent in all things expresses itself.
Once transformed then we can appreciate the ordinary in new ways that lead us to a dance with life rather our usual feelings of separateness. Life gains a new depth through our opening up to that beauty and lingers with us as we walk through life.
Can we see the art of the ordinary?