"What if imagination and art are not frosting, but the fountainhead of human expirience?" Rollo May
I really love this quote. I have to think that for me it is so true. Imagination, day dreaming, and creating have always been a huge part of who I am. At times when I felt like I didn't have much else, I had the ability to create and imagine something else. Imagination and art haven't been just an extra topping in my life, they have many times been my life. If you love great quotes then you might enjoy more of Rollo May's notable quotes. You can find several here, here, here, here, and here. (I love great quotes, I could sit here and link them all day!)
This is photo is another from our recent visit to The City Museum in St. Louis. This part of the museum is called Beatnik Bob's Museum of Mirth, Mystery and Mayhem. It is a total section of randomness with bits of anything and everything. It is designed by St. Louis Artist Bill Christman. I love that this salvaged billboard cowboy has had his six shooters removed and replaced by paint brushes. (Sadly, one was knocked off when we were there.)
A couple of years ago David and I had the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony at Bill Christman's Joe's Cafe which is part of his studio and Sculpture Garden. It has a vaudville-like stage and seating area and a patio/garden area that is packed with every kind of quirky statue and large scale relic you can imagine. Inside every single inch is covered with unique finds, the kinds of things you can't imagine that anyone would ever save or turn into art, but when seeing them assembled, you are glad they did. It is hands down the most unique place I have ever been.
If you ever make it to The City Muesem, you really need to be sure and check out the Beatnik Bob section. It unique, inspiring, weird, and thought provoking all in one. I have read too that Bill Christman's Sculpture Garden at his stuido is also open on occasion so if you happen to visit St. Louis, you have got to check it out!