function of art: inspiration from joseph campbell

joseph campbell art function purpose

"Beyond all these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things. The function of art is to reveal this radiance through the created object." Joseph Campbell

This is definitely a part of my own philosophy of art and included in my doctoral dissertation on the transcendental purpose of art to enlighten the artist and the viewer.

I was fortunate to have two opportunities to study with Joseph Campbell in the 1980s, including personal conversations that have stayed with me. Joe later appeared in some of my dreams. A marvelous man who made significant contributions during his time on the planet.

Sherri Silverman