Belonging is a primary component of our survival...

Art helps us find our sense of home and articulates our sense of place...

We each find different ways to build a unique picture of the world, a place where we develop our understanding of self, a state where we cultivate a feeling of relative equilibrium. The art we are exposed to and take with us on that journey helps us find that place of belonging.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." ~ Benjamin Franklin

The central reason for our success as a species has been our ability to work cooperatively in social groups. We hunt, gather, farm and seek safety with one another.


Most humans seek the company of others, but some also find a sense of belonging through art...

"Language is the only homeland.” ~ Czesław Miłosz

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ~ Maya Angelou

Most art is created in the pursuit and expression of loneliness or love - that most intense feeling of belonging to another.