The Role of the Artist

"It seems to me that the world is in little need of another message of confusion or chaos....The role of the artist in society, among all the "sound and fury" of life, is to stand patiently aside with quiet confidence, waiting, knowing that when all the noise and activities subside, someone will need a moment to pause, to reflect, to remember, to be filled with wonder or touched with emotion."

Scott Stearman, Christian artist



When I returned to my empty condo yesterday, I passed by some public art in a busy intersection and back alleys that fit this description for me of the role of an artist.



I don't know who painted these large murals on the outside walls of very old buildings in the neighbourhood. But they bring beauty in a decrepit part of the street and add colour, life and love.

I took these photos from a very busy and main thoroughfare but the noise seemed to "still" and calm came to me as I took a few moments to take these photos.

I hope you enjoy these wall murals as much as I do.




2 comments:

  1. You're so right Joyful! I really love this quote about the role of the artist. It has inspired me very much!

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  2. You're so right Joyful! I really love this quote about the role of the artist. It has inspired me very much!

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