[ART] Art? what is it good for....

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 12:10:14 -0800 (PST)

I've always liked the ole balinese saying:

"we have no art, we do everything as best we can."

In a society where the ability to draw, to paint, to sculpt, to
carve, to weave, to make pottery, to sing, to dance, and to play a
variety of musical instruments, is considered to be the skill set
of any normal member of the society, what is art?

Checking the above list I can see where I'm currently lacking some
of these abilities to some degree. Rather than to sit and wag an
insolent finger at those responsible for my early education, I now
take responsibility for completeing this list myself, as well as
expanding the list! I also look forward to enhancing the education
of any youngsters/oldsters who cross my path.

Wandering around Chicago's Art Institute this weekend, I had reason
everywhere I looked to stay around a few more hundred years at

Member,Extropy Institute
"I have no art, I do everything as best as I can."

Current reading: "Utopia Parkway":The life and work of Joseph
Cornell author: Deborah Solomon ISBN 0-374-18012-1 $30.00