Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Townhouse Asks Mary F. Coats: What is Art?

"Art is a mantra, as well as a form of numina: an ancient term for 'divinity' or 'divine presence.' Numen (singular of numina) is also sometimes used to describe the idea of power residing in an object, just as a grouping of words repeated as a mantra is believed to hold power. Art is a mantra and numen in the way that it helps me make sense of my surroundings and purpose."


Mary F. Coats is a painter and visual arts educator.  She was recently featured on Booooooom, and more of her work can be viewed on her website.

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