If this isn’t my mantra, I don’t know what is!
Again, I’m taking a break from posting the next step in my airship construction to present a great video that really embodies what I love about art!
If you follow the link below, you will be directed to the TED website to see the video I’m speaking of. A man from India, Arvind Gupta, trained as an engineer, discovered simple toys made mainly from junk or cheap materials being made and sold at street markets. Inspired by the teaching possibilities, he began collecting the toys and showing kids how to construct them and as a byproduct of the construction, teaching them scientific priciples.
This fits so well into my philosophy of how art and science/health/ecology fit together. Taking something cheap, free or trash-bound and turning it into something useful and beautiful again. What a treat this video is!