Art is an expression of freedom, a human endeavor that can act as a driver of great change.
"Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.” ~ Victor Hugo"
Art provides ritualistic and symbolic functions that may not have any specific practical purpose, but often serve to nurture, consolidate and develop culture.
"There is no must in art because art is free." ~ Wassily Kandinsky
The act of creating art is in itself an assertion of a person's freedom to express, to aspire, to connect with those less free to explore and journey the land of possibilities.
"An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, a prisoner of style, a prisoner of reputation, or a prisoner of success" ~ Henri Matisse