NOTHING HERE BELOW IS PROFANE FOR THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO SEE. | Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ
ART IS NOT A MIRROR HELD UP TO REALITY BUT A HAMMER WITH WHICH TO SHAPE IT. | Bertolt Brecht
The origin of this quote is in fact disputed. There is a variant translation ”Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Attributed to Vladimir Mayakovsky in The Political Psyche (1993) by Andrew Samuels, p. 9. It is attributed to Brecht in Paulo Freire: A Critical Encounter (1993) by Peter McLaren and Peter Leonard, p. 80.
As an artist - and remember that you are one - what daily hammer blows carrying your signature are helping to shape reality?