It all starts with making a mark
A few months ago, my brother sent me this graffiti image from somewhere around Baltimore. Although it is a popular meme, I didn’t have any luck googling to find out who the author of the phrase is.
I don’t think whoever said was doubting the natural beauty of earth.
When I read it, I think of all the humans who have reached out to create something about and beyond themselves. The earth without art, would be an earth without the unique expressions of humans. No paintings, no sculptures, no music, no gardens, no architecture, no dance, the list of lost beauty would be endless.
Even with all our struggles to treat each other fairly and our misunderstandings of how to respect our environment our earth would be “eh” without us.
We are the bringers of art. Something in us wants to be part of this world.
From our earliest moments here on earth we have been making marks. Where we go…art goes.
Photo above by Michael Turtle