Last night, I went to the John Mayer concert in West Palm Beach (Phil Phillips opened).
Mayer is such a virtuoso guitarist; he dazzled the audience with what seemed like 10 different acoustic and electric guitars. Talk about imagination: He even played one on his back – backwards!
Yet it was his song writing, especially his lyrics, that seemed most powerful. What a talent to be able to take words that everyone uses and be able to fashion them into something magical. I guess that is what art is – having the vision, or the ear as is Mayer’s case, and the skill to use what one has to produce something moving and/or inspiring.
Here are several projects where artists simply used what was available and commonplace to create extraordinary things.
By the way, are you using what you have to contribute to a more beautiful world?