11/17/16 Notes to Myself:
Today, I was quietly reminded
of "the protective spirit of place" or
This is an interesting term to me.
The first time I came across it was
in a paper my daughter had written
for one of literature classes in college.
It was in reference to the landscape during
war and physical changes that remained
years after. Since then the term has given
me cause to pause.
Artists I think tend to be vessels
that record the spirit of place.
Maybe the process of creating on it's own
accord is protective in nature.
As coincidence would have it,
I came across the term this morning at
a local university art museum. It was
also used in reference to a landscape.
As time went on I began to think about
the spirit of place within a museum.
The history museums serve to protect.
The physical quiet of the space.
The often mind blowing work that you
get to stand so close to and experience.
I felt the "protective spirit of place".
Maybe that's why I like to go to
museums and why I like art in general.
It all seems connected to spirit of