Imagine That

In a recent news story, a painting by Pablo Picasso was donated to an Australian university and sold at auction, on the condition that the money raised by the sale goes toward research.  This is the news story:

Next time you are standing at your easel, painting something, think about this for a moment.  Do you imagine that Picasso thought, for even one second, that what he was actually engaged in doing was ultimately raising substantial funds for medical research, which might have the potential to benefit millions of people?  I doubt it.

Who is to say what impact your art will have on the world?  We are all connected and everything you do has impacts and effects on everybody else, however large or small.  That makes your art significant.  That makes you, the artist, significant.  It matters.

About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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