|Christ Blessing the Evangelists|
Tiffany Chapel at www.morsemuseum.org
How does art affect you?
What motivates you when you are working in your home?
This is a stream of thought journal entry (lightly edited), reflecting first on creativity in general, and then more specifically on the beauty I saw at the Morse Museum of American Art last week. (See: A Visit with Dad and Anny. As I walked through the galleries, I kept thinking, "Feast! Feast! Feast! Food for the soul!") I then extended that to a practical response in my own home. Here we go!
Creativity and identity: what you create flows from who you think you are, as well as what you have subconsciously buried inside that seeps up around the edges. Pay attention to the vague and fleeting impressions that may shape your thoughts and expressions in ways you don’t fully understand. The phrases and images don’t “come from nowhere.” What can you learn about yourself as you open yourself to creativity?
This can also be evoked as a response to the art of others, such as in the galleries at the Morse Museum. What you see or hear or touch or taste or smell may bring forth a poignant memory or reveal a new insight.
by Louis Comfort Tiffany
|"Story of the Cross" window from|
Louis Comfort Tiffany's
Laurelton Hall chapelwww.morsemuseum.org
Louis Comfort Tiffany
|Lady's writing desk |
by Emile Charles Martin Gallé
by Edward Lamson Henrywww.morsemuseum.org
|"Still Life, Fruit, and Dishes"|
by Gottfried Schultzwww.morsemuseum.org