Student Gallery: A New-Old Approach to Art
The art presented here was created to remind the children, adults, and seniors who painted them (and the later viewer) of their inherent artistry, something that dates back over 30,000 years. This is something most readily expressed when freed from creating representational art, and pays homage to Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. Integrating the influences of Old European Art, Eastern Aesthetics, and most especially the Stillpoint Paintings of John Diamond, M.D., participants connected with their natural and spontaneous impulse to just paint. They released what is simply inside us all, yet most often remains hidden, and ultimately is a shared, common artistry that has the potential to strengthen diverse communities.