What is art

by randy sarasin

What is art but, a spirit to
Communicate the gifts of God
To expand our knowledge
An attempt to see an idea.

What is art but, a spirit to
Push a piece of graphite with various pressures
Leaving thoughts
An attempt to say something new.

What is art but, a spirit to
Point a light tight box
In hopes to find something unnoticed
An attempt to show beauty

What is art but, a spirit to
Wedge watered down clay
Squeezed together to make a form
An attempt to create originality.

What is art but, a spirit to
Use a pail of tubes of paint
Waiting to be spread on a canvas
An attempt to germinate splendor.

What is art but, a spirit to
Fill a gold brush with pigment
To wash color on a soft white paper
An attempt to give thought.

What is art but, a spirit to
Chisel from a solid stone, pieces
Leaving a touchable form.
An attempt to create excellence.

What is art but, a spirit to
Lead us to our Heavenly Father
Through His gifts given to us
Attempts to visualize His works with our unique personality.

Randy Sarasin is an artist and member of the NE chapter of WP&S