Is not the real business of the artist to seek for man’s salvation, and by understanding his ingredients to make himself less an outlaw to himself?
— Loren Eiseley
Had Eisely been born a woman, perhaps she would have written it like this:
Is not the real business of the artist to seek for humanity’s salvation, and by understanding her ingredients to make herself less an outlaw to herself?
Either way, those words are especially thought-provoking because whether you believe it or not, each of you, without exception, is in fact an artist. Michelangelo once said: I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. When I look at you, I don’t see angels, but I do honestly see heroes inside each of you; heroes, patiently waiting to be set free.
All year long I’ve tried to give you the tools to free that hero. Become the sculptor. Begin to taste and feel and understand and most importantly, tap your true potential.