I had an interview and some artworks published in Luminous Magazine Issue #2
recently, here is the last question and my answer to it:
You have stated that you believe art will save the world. How do you see this occurring in day-to-day life?
This is a complex multi-faceted question and there are so many different ways to answer it. For one thing— you'd have to define "art", and you'd have to define what is it that art will save the world from. However, let's not get bogged down in semantics. :)
Personally, I've encountered and participated in various art-for-a-cause groups and events. These basically revolve around selling art and then giving the proceeds to charity. This is a fairly direct form of help and probably the most obvious answer to this question.
But the other, less obvious answers are worth mentioning. Art is such a powerful form of communication. It moves people. It can move people to act to change things that are wrong in the world. It can influence people's beliefs and ignite paradigm shifts. It is an essential part of what makes us human. Through art, we contemplate, share, and learn.
Those who truly experience art in their lives find it very difficult not to live more holistically, passionately, and meaningfully.
Not to say that art is the only
essential thing in this world. It's just that I'm an artist myself. :)
It's great to be in a website like this, where everything is brought together, all the fields interconnected. I draw plenty of inspiration from the "Recent Images" page, which always contains really interesting things.