Art Awakens: Quintessential Quotes

River  ~ Photo By Lisa Rasmussen
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens.

Art Reunites With Science : For Art & Awareness

This is an incredible project.
See the video and article below.
What are you thoughts?

'Mind Art' Project Allows Individuals Living With Disabilities To Create Art With Their Brains

According to Human Rights Watch, there are 83 million people living with disabilities in China. However, despite the fact that this represents the largest population of individuals with disabilities in the world, little national support exists.

To bring awareness to the rights and realities of these individuals, Chinese artist Jody Xiong teamed up with paint purveyor Winsor & Newton to launch a project called "Mind Art." In it, 16 people living with disabilities volunteered -- via social media -- to take part in an art-meets-science feat involving a neurosky processing unit and brain-activated paint explosions.

The participants each wore a headset connected to a processing unit, an arrangement that allowed electronic signals from the brain to set off tiny detonators attached to paint-filled balloons. Through deep concentration, headset-wearing artists were able to trigger the paint explosions, splattering individually chosen pigments across an enclosure of blank canvases. The elaborate "performances" resulted in stunning abstract paintings like the ones seen below.

The "Mind Art" exhibition toured 22 cities across China, with an average of 50,000 visitors per week, according to Winsor &  Newton. Around $130,000 raised from the sales of the works went to charities supporting disabilities. See the unique process of creating in the video above and let us know your thoughts on the project in the comments.

The Free Art Movement: A Conversation with Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton

Check out an interview by Art 4 All People chatting with AIM's own~ Lauren (Art is Moving's Co-Founding Director) and AIM's own ~ Lisa (Co-Founder of Art is Moving &  Art 4 All People) & Ceylan Hulya (Co-Founder of Art 4 All People) on 9/11/14. Pretty juicy conversation! As all three woman, believe in their hearts, that Art is power and it does transform this world! Do you?

Lauren's Dad said he never really understood the depth and the layers of Art Break Day ,Art is Moving. the Free Art Movement, and Art as a Form of Service until he heard this radio interview.

Listen in at this link 
The Free Art Movement: A Conversation with Lauren Odell Usher Sharpton 09/11 by Art 4 All People | Art Podcasts

Let us know what your think! 

Art is the Power of Every Individual: Quintessential Quotes

Art is the most intense mode of Individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Is Your Little Artist Pent Up inside You?

“[We often] criticize the people on TV: ‘He just can't act.’ ‘You call that singing?’ … We get jealous not because we're evil, but because we have little artists pent up inside us.”Young-ha Kim

Cartoon by Lauren Purje

I love Young's quote. It reminds me of all the people who go to a contemporary Art museum and say to a Jackson Pollock painting, my kid could make this. Ha, they are just pent up artists! Do you agree that when people over criticize art, that they are just really frustrated because they are denying themselves their creative birthright ? 

Jackson Pollocks ~ Number 8

Check out Young's Ted Talk below. What do you think? Is everyone a Artist?