The Arts / one of the few things Universal of the World

1. To "Create" is Universal to all known Societies on Earth

  2. Language is not,religion is not...only the art's can be..for example..I personally had to work with spainish speaking worker's on a job in Florida...because I could draw well..we all got along..they also liked that I cared to take the time while sketching out my thinking..adding English words..I seen them learning English quite quickly

       "Art begins with happy absorption in activity. Anyone who does his work with care, such as artists, scientists, mechanics, craftsmen, etc., are artistically engaged. The aesthetic experience involves the passing from disturbance to harmony and is one of man's most intense and satisfying experiences." - John Dewey

Plato predicted that democracy would lead to nations being governed by bullies and brutes. Take a minute and think about the people who are running whatever country you are in and tell him he is wrong. And before you decide to judge the philosopher Plato, try to remember that he is often considered one of the wisest men to ever live; an individual whose work was so profound that it shaped the direction of western thought and culture. Indeed, it has been said that any philosophy after Plato can only be considered a footnote on any of his work.

Paul Kane
Kane Selfportrait.jpg Self-portrait, circa 1845
BornSeptember 3, 1810
Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
DiedFebruary 20, 1871(1871-02-20) (aged 60)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Known forPainting

Paul Kane (September 3, 1810 – February 20, 1871) was an Irish-born Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West and other Native Americans in the Columbia District.

Totem poles (Gyáa'aang in the Haida language)[1] are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with symbols or figures. They are usually made from large trees, mostly western red cedar, by First Nations and indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast including northern Northwest Coast Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian communities in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, Kwakwaka'wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth communities in southern British Columbia, and the Coast Salish communities in Washington and British Columbia[2]. The word totem derives from the Algonquian (most likely Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)) word odoodem [], "(his) kinship group". The carvings may symbolize or commemorate ancestors, cultural beliefs that recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events. The poles may also serve as functional architectural features, welcome signs for village visitors, mortuary vessels for the remains of deceased ancestors, or as a means to publicly ridicule someone. They may embody a historical narrative of significance to the people carving and installing the pole. Given the complexity and symbolic meanings of totem pole carvings, their placement and importance lies in the observer's knowledge and connection to the meanings of the figures and the culture in which they are embedded.