Monday, February 11, 2008
Art is not just a physical work;
it is a vision, an idea, a feeling,
brought to life.
The mind conceives,
the body manipulates matter,
and something altogether new is born.
It is that process of creation
which has the power
to forever alter the way
we see ourselves,
our lives, and our world.
Therein lies the power of art.
Of note: This is the inspiring and surprisingly mature observation of a Hayward High School student, Walker Van Dixhorn, from his First Place essay entered in the 2008 WDSE-TV Power of Art Competition entitled "Dreams of Glass," Sawyer County Record, February 6, 2008.
The lovely accompanying photograph is a contribution of Marie Huffman. Thank you!