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The Value of Art

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joym (joym)
Mon, 19 Jul 1999 08:47:48 -0400


There appears to already be a wealth of information, but consolidation &
exposure to the public may be the biggest difficulty. As an Art Therapist,
I've frankly been frustrated by the research & some methodolgies that
appear to seek to turn the whole process into numbers. Statistical evidence
is fine, & certainy I understand the benefit of "hard evidence" (especially
for those who are primarily left brained), BUT I do NOT believe what we
love most about art CAN BE translated in this way! Read Ellen Dissanayake
for fascinating write-ups on how we are inherently artistic creatures. The
fact that art endures over the centuries should tell us something about its
value to humans. On a whole though, our values are focused toward other
pursuits (verbal skills, money orientation etc.)

Joy Moody, Art Therapist/Basketmaker
website: http://www.signofthecrow.com


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