|"Creativity" by Nina Boyd|
Nowadays, I'm buying the National Geographic magazine, browsing the Hubble Telescope site for fun, and checking out library books by Michio Kaku--and reading them! I suppose just like my high school interests, my long-dormant appetite for science is still very one-sided...
Well, at least it's there.
|Photo: Joe McNally|
Space has a way of simultaneously commanding respect and inviting exploration. Looking at this photograph, how can we not stand in awe of humankind's never-ending quest for knowledge? How far we came, once we found our way.
The image makes me think of cavemen, and which of them might have been the first to try to illustrate nature. Which one of them stood in front of a cold, stone wall and reached up to make that first mark, enriching humanity's purpose forever? Doesn't art, in its ever-expanding nature, provide a platform for exploring new worlds? A single mark can take us so far, whether in the name of art or in the name of science. It's all connected. If you want to draw inspiration, all you need to do is look up.