“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” -John Lubbock
Art is a tricky thing to put into words. It's incredibly objective, and deeply personal. There is no blanket statement that can entirely encapsulate what art means to humanity, because it changes dramatically from one person to the next. I began this blog post with the idea of writing about what art means to our world, as a whole. I scrapped it. I realized I wasn't writing about the impact art has on our society, but the impact it has on me, personally. Really, that's all I can know for sure. How beautiful is that!
I believe art has the wonderful, paradoxical power of celebrating individuality while uniting individuals. Who we are, at the core, is not defined by what we do, who we know, or how much money we make. We are creators, thinkers, and dreamers. To me, art is a reflection of these parts of us. Art is the expression of that pull deep within to understand the inexplicable. Art can celebrate and recognize. It can excite and reveal. The best part? Art isn't limited to just paint on canvas or pencil on paper. One of my favorite ways to celebrate art is by wearing it. The first time I realized I could find clothes that double as artistic expression was the first time I really gave a damn about fashion.
When I look at these Molly Virginia Made products, I see art. The new moonstone pattern is no exception. Their title is fitting, as moonstone is believed to promote inspiration. These bags, clutches, wallets, and coasters are composed of patterns that make me feel inspired. Inspired to create, to think, and to do. That may sound silly, but that's what art means to me. The marbled design is intriguing and unique. Each product is made-to-order and one of a kind!
In the end, I see art as one of my greatest teachers. In creating it, I learn more about myself. In absorbing it, I learn more about others. And in choosing which bits of it I want to wear, I get to display how I think, feel, and relate to this crazy pale blue dot. Art colors life, my dudes.
Written by Macy Atkinson, QFD Content Writer