By Emily Hearn
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
I have heard many lament the disconnect that people feel amongst one another these days, especially as we suffer the social failures of ‘social’ media. I know you’ve heard this all before. Perhaps, like me, you’re tired of hearing about a problem and being offered very few solutions. I wouldn’t be so bold as to propose that I have a catch-all answer to the social and emotional disconnect that many of us feel, but I do have a few ideas. Allow me to pose just one to you today: art.
I believe (and I’m backed up by some pretty compelling evidence!) that engaging in art can help us communicate with each other more effectively and build a strong, lasting understanding within our various relationships.
Single Yellow Lines, 2017, by Charlie Harrison as part of a Created Out of Mind research project.