It has been said that today’s art is tomorrow’s history – this may be true as our cultural development has been recognized and recorded throughout history. My art output is my legacy and my granddaughters' inheritance. It is my claim against mortality – that I can create something uniquely my own effort that stands the test of time and creates the illusion of time travel by capturing the viewer to transcend the physical moment for the viewer to become one with the work of art and whatever landscape, sense of time or other worldly visual phenomenon that occurs. The contemporaneous world is suspended as one views a painting, sculpture or other work of visual art, watches a film, video, theater poresentation or dance movement. This suspension of time cognizance is the “magic” of art and the meditative experience is necessary for well-being as a human.

Only humans can create art and only humans have such a capacity for art. This actuality is overlooked within the context of the American public school system today. Published in October 1976 relative to this fact, I am certified to teach art and special education in two states – Florida and New Jersey. My theory on art education has become the basis for graduate workshops at Trinity College in Washington, DC and has been distributed through the NAEA Journal to all American art instructors within the public education system. Mitigating these facts, most school districts require only one year of some type of art coursework for students to receive high school diplomas. My thesis called for art instruction as a mainstay with art course requirements for each of the four high school academic years as a requirement to receive a high school diploma.

As the world suffers a bizarre socio-economic platform of corruption, indiscretion and misuse of funds in both public and private sectors, where does art fit into this socio-economic equation in this 21st. Century? Will we be judged by our acts of aggression or our acts of cultural achievement? What type of legacy will our grandchildren embrace?

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