Maybe it was the fact that Jack Johnson (probably my all-time favorite musician) was playing softly and yet lively in the background...Maybe it was the various hues and shapes that took over my eyes as I traveled from one corner of the store to the other...Maybe it was just the general sense of peace that blanketed the gallery, as this peace had allowed me to fully appreciate and take in every piece of art work and furniture and every scent of the candles that were perfectly laid out for any artsy person to savor.
...Hmmm, it was probably all three of those things. :)
Have you ever walked into a room of art that all of a sudden shut out all noise that was surrounding (and perhaps draining) you the entire time before? Has an effortlessly thrown-together ensemble of decorative arts, paintings and bright candles overtaken you with its silent power of bringing a feeling of serenity?
Or rather, to put it more simply, has your heart ever slowed its beat within your first glance at a piece of art?
I would love to hear about any such interactions you may have had with art. These experiences are what I imagine to be the goal of the creators of these tangible visions we so admire.
Thus, there is no reason not to share the thanks we should give to the artists/sculptors/etc for their work. ;)