Art Gab explores the life-enhancing insights to be gleaned through seemingly ephemeral art and artist's lives. In other words, this website explores the mind and the mind's eye through the perspective of art.
Artist: Glenn S. Michaels, Phoenix, AZ 2021
It is not enough to want peace or even to pray for peace. Peace is the product of hard, tedious and often painful effort.
The raw ore of self-awareness, scattered or buried in our own lives, must be gathered, stored, protected. The ore must be rid of impurities, a laborious process, however it is done. The final product is just our better selves, but none better than any other.
Ultimately, we are obliged - compelled, I believe - to freely share the results of this exhausting labor with all whom we encounter, no questions asked!
So, humorously enough, though peace is precious and costly, it can't be purchased.
When enough of us have learned this lesson, peace will prevail.
2013 / 2023 (Revised)