Vita brevis, ars longa: On art and immortality

Vita brevis, ars longa: On art and immortality

Vita brevis, ars longa. So said Hippocrates.

"Life is short, and art long . . . "

Art exists for the ages, even as we mortals quickly turn to dust. Artists create art for many reasons. Primarily for most is the fact that they are internally compelled to create. It's an urge that's practically impossible to ignore. It haunts the artist's mind, keeps the artist awake at night, and drives them until their ideas are expressed.

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'Raw Furs' signs in New Orleans captured in black and white photographs

'Raw Furs' signs in New Orleans captured in black and white photographs
Black and white fine art photograph of the old painted "Raw Furs" signs on the building at 527 Conti Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Includes a brief partial history of the building.

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Black and white photograph of a magnificent stone column with a balanced rock in Utah

Black and white photograph of a magnificent stone column with a balanced rock in Utah
Utah is a wonderland of natural rock features, with stone columns, balanced rocks, unusual rock formations, and more arches than you could ever hope to visit. Even with so many sources of natural amazement, this tall stone pillar with a giant rock balanced on top is a stand-out. 

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Black and white photographs of weathered desert trees in the western US

Black and white photographs of weathered desert trees in the western US

Textural black and white photographs of weathered, twisted, gnarly, old desert trees found in the western US states of Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.

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Instagram photo of 'Foggy Country Sunrise' photograph on the wall at The Briarpatch Restaurant in Winter Park

Instagram photo of 'Foggy Country Sunrise' photograph on the wall at The Briarpatch Restaurant in Winter Park
Here's a terrific photo of Keith's photograph "Foggy Country Sunrise" from Instagrammer andreaasaur_. We love seeing location photos of the work on social media!

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