Such beauty and truth in a child born anew
An innocent carrier of endowment and blessings true
Let all within Life's quest be ever in freedom known
With love, compassion, grace and TRUTH be our guidance shown.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Allegory of the Five Senses, oil on canvas, 1668, Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Gérard de Lairesse, 1640–1711.
At one time the word 'art' referred to 'being.' As it may have been asked, "Who art thou?" (archaic 2nd person singular present of be). I see each life as a palette of possibilities, of potentialities, of passion, of power, to be held in awe, in reverence, in celebration, in fulfillment. The artist holds true to these expressions, and so brings these ever present quests to each artful encounter, be it painting, poetry, sculpture, architecture, literature, dance, drama, theater... staging, exhibiting, sharing, purpose fulfilled. With each experience, each perception, our senses engaged, our feeling and knowing defined, our spirit touched. And so, "Let Us Proclaim," holding true to each bestowed gift of the Creator.