Experiencing Art – Together

Together. The word literally means “to gather.” A scary thought these days. But that’s what makes public art public: people experiencing art together. All art wants to be seen, of course. It invites us to come and see it. But public art can’t wait. It comes to us. It seeks an audience to please or taunt or tease—together. It invites us to walk around it, or under it, to climb on it, to touch it. Together. It interacts with us and in the process dares us to interact with each other–again. Scary thought, yes, but a necessary one. True, we can treat each other inhumanly—just witness current news—but we also can’t be fully human without each other. So let’s listen to the message of public art and (cautiously) gather… Together.

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“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ~Banksy

“Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~Pablo Picasso

“I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” ~Lady Gaga

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~Edgar Degas

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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22 Responses to Experiencing Art – Together

  1. c.f. leach says:

    Nice Post. Blessings and Peace.

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  2. delphini510 says:

    Fantastic choice of art showing the creativity and passion mankind is capable of.
    I love your quotes too.


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  3. These are incredible images, Mitch. How did you collect them. The Bodies in Urban Spaces – are they real people? I’ve seen the last one somewhere.

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  4. I like the Banksy quote, in particular. I think a writer said something similar at some point about literature.

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  5. K.L. Hale says:

    The amazing talent in this world never ceases to amaze me. Art is encouraging. That last piece….hmmm. 👏🏻

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  6. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Can you imagine letting artists create in Eternity? Wow, amazing stuff!



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  7. Those are amazing. It makes me wish I could go and see them all.

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  8. catsartpics says:

    Incredible pictures!

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  9. Amazing!
    We are DNA Design Studio. If you have some time it would be nice to visit our page.
    There are some works you might like. Thank you.

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  12. Manish says:

    A lot of thanks for sharing this post…

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  13. Heidi M says:

    Great collection,
    Some were familiar, but others I had never seen before.
    Thank you.

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  14. Interesting collection of art. Some of these are quite fascinating. I’m a puppeteer and belong to some online puppetry groups. Some members there have posted about the larger than life marionettes/mechanical people. I like the rainbow people which seems to be part mural and part sculpture. I also enjoyed the Jeff Koons ballerina. I am not sure I am that familiar with his works outside of the balloon dog.

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