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Art & Architecture 2016-10-26T19:04:21+00:00
Art by Fabian Perez

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

—Pablo Picasso

They say art is not for everyone; I disagree. I believe you should find the art that fascinates you, that reaches you on a primal level. Whether that art is in the form of paint on canvas, chalk on the street, or steel and concrete high in the sky, it makes no difference. If it touches your soul in a way you can’t describe, it’s art.

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

—Henry David Thoreau

Beauty can be found throughout our daily lives, if we’re open to it. From natural art in the sunrise that greets us each morning, to street art on the side of the building we walk past every day, or the sculpture in the shade of which we eat our sack lunches. It is in those moments, those rarities of time and place, that we can find ourselves caught up and transfixed, our whole being reacting in that moment to something we so often took for granted. Are you open to the beauty around you?

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