School Mosaics & Community Mosaics

with Joshua Winer, Artist and Teacher

Art is an important source of nourishment for the human spirit. Like so many other intangible forces and feelings that are key to our sense of being human, art provides inspiration and meaning in our lives, in ways that differ from many of the more tangible aspects of daily life.

Here are some quotes that reflect my feelings on the value and meaning of art and creativity. If you have a favorite that you'd like to add to this page, please share it with me!

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse. Walt Disney

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens. Grandma Moses

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. Wynetka Ann Reynolds

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age. Sophia Loren

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

Joshua Winer School Mosaics and Community Mosaics