Does Art Matter?

Does Art Matter?

Does Art Matter?

A Reflection on GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium Series “Arts and Activism” Webinar

By, Neeraja Havaligi, GPSEN Executive Director

Art,
a thread
A memory,
of the past and the present,
A reminder,
for the future,
Art.

Art,
Opens senses,
Multiplies capacity
finds us
in Ourselves,
& beyond our ‘Own’,
Art.

Art,
Opens wonders of
Symbiosis, regeneration,
Revitalization,
Ecological rehabilitation,
Joyful exploration
Resource, not refuse,
Art.

Art,
Seeds generosity,
Collaboration with acknowledgment
Shows
fears, love and respect,
the common in the uncommon
with diverse lenses,
Reminding of
the helix, the nucleotides
that make us all – One,
with the Earths breath,
Art.

Art
Laughter, across boarders
threading pains
from
hunger, humiliation
desperation,
a refugee, a migrant, a citizen
a human,
finding grace
in momentary momentous
sounds of laughter
Laughing tears, crinkling eyes
remind
enter, propose, accept, and
laugh to heal,
Art.

A tool
to explore lineage
heritage, history, evolution,
and the
power of now.
interspersed with the past
with hope
‘beyond limitations’,
Art.

Art,
a reminder, a homecoming, a reciprocity,
With sweat, dirt,
Claps and Color,
Bearing witness
Of Ahava (love)
from Adamah (the earth)
across the Gaya
across time
from plankton to plastic,
Metamorphosizing
for a tomorrow,
seeded with hope,
by
Art.