Because you are a living, breathing human being.

Sometimes it feels as if we’ve lost the connection within our culture with regards to the importance art plays in our everyday function as human beings.  The creative hand touches everything that we do on a daily basis.  Museums would not exist if our material culture had no historical significance to our past, present and future.

Here is the reasoning:

I live in a house full of stuff, drive a car, wear clothes, use and purchase products, go to work and come home and do what I have to do to take care of the business of life.  We are all in the same boat, as are millions of people all over the world.  This connects us to each other, and yet we’ve lost our way when it comes to the connection of the creative spirit in attaining our daily needs.

I live in a sixties ranch style home.  The design is great.  The stuff in my house is great as well, right down to the bed linens.  Someone took the time to think out all of the details of design that exist within my home.  I enjoy the comfort that it gives me.

I drive a car.  Any type of vehicle has been engineered to suit our needs.  The creative spirit is hard at work to get us where we need to be everyday.  It has been engineered, photographed, and tailored through ergonomic design, color, marketing, etc.  We buy it and it gets us there.

I wear clothing.  I think most people in the world do as well.  Clothing is designed by creative people and yet we don’t give it a thought. Tribal people use their own decoration to set themselves apart.  I simply go to Target, look at magazines and make it up as I go.

Television, movies, and music are perfect examples of the creative hand at work.  There are teams of creative people that make all of these possible.  I don’t know about you, but I watch TV, and I enjoy movies and music everyday whether it is in my car, at home or on my computer.

Any type of store is another example, whether it is a department store or grocery store, of proof of the creative spirit hard at work.  Everything is packaged, arranged, designed and displayed to connect to our senses.  Someone designed the packaging on my tube of toothpaste.  It has been photographed, and marketed to the masses within a package that is sold to millions through advertising in a variety of media.  I brush my teeth everyday (multiple times).

This is a brief summary of proof as to why supporting the creative spirit is important.  It affects us all.  I hope that in your own way you can support the creative spirit wherever possible.  It all starts somewhere whether it is within your local art organization, theater or music.  Be proud and supportive of the creative spirit.  It defines our past, present and future because it is a part of our culture, and more importantly a part of who we were, are, and hope to be.  By supporting creativity you support everyone, and you may not even realize it because it has no boundaries.  That’s the beauty of it.