A repost, and one of note. Why do we make art? This is from salvaged materials, and demonstrates how art can aid in healing.
ANTI-MASS by Cornelia Parker
Here I am standing in front of Cornelia Parker’s gravity-defying sculpture called Anti-Mass at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It was constructed from the remains (wood charcoal, nails and wire) of a Southern Black Baptist Church destroyed by arsonists. Evoking the spirit of the lost church and congregation even as it suggests the temporary nature of physical things, it testifies to the triumph of creativity over violence.