An Aesthetic View Of Morality

Our choices are not always as clear as right or wrong; we must sometimes choose between beauty and ugliness. We often think of morality in terms of black and white, good and bad, right and wrong. This type of either/or thinking makes us feel better about the path we have chosen because it places us…

Look For The Light (And Create It Where It Does Not Exist)

The artist sees the light where there may otherwise be none and, when there is no light to see, they create it. One of the reasons that the arts are so important for our children is because, in difficult times, the people we turn to and count on to lead us through are not those…

Pick Your Head Up And Look Around

If you want to see more beauty in the world, start by walking, with your head up, and your eyes open. Our outlook on life is greatly affected by the input we receive on a daily basis. If we feed our eyes and our minds conflict, negativity, and divisiveness, we will begin to perceive the…

The Best Design Has Both Beauty And Function

“For me, a very complex world has to be simplified, has to be stripped down, and design, for me, was a way out of confusion. Because great design simplifies a very complicated world.” —Platon Antoniou Creative design is a means of organizing chaos into something new and useful. It begins by making an observation about…