art heals.

art heals.

When I see brokenness, poverty, and crime in inner cities, I also see the enormous potential and readiness for transformation and rebirth. We are creating an art form that comes from the heart and reflects the pain and sorrow of people's lives. It also expresses joy, beauty, and love. — Lily Yeh

When I see brokenness, poverty, and crime in inner cities, I also see the enormous potential and readiness for transformation and rebirth. We are creating an art form that comes from the heart and reflects the pain and sorrow of people’s lives. It also expresses joy, beauty, and love. — Lily Yeh

The heartbreaking events in Connecticut last week created a need in me to return to the core of what I believe about art’s role in community.  I turned, not for the first or last time, to Lily Yeh’s work for inspiration.

If you have not heard her 2009 Bioneers talk, here is my offering to you. May you find solace in her compassionate and fierce dedication to beauty.