Existential basis

Beauty is the dynamic configuration of appropriateness inherent in nature. We are born aligned to this configuration and people in indigenous communities, where there is no ‘teaching’ , keep up this alignment spontaneously and organically as they grow up. So naturally what they do turns out to be beautiful.

Modernity, due to its mental preoccupation derails us from this alignment. Instead of awakening us to our inherent qualities, education in general and art education in particular conditions us to the mental construct called art and to it's various theories on aesthetics. Experience is replaced by mental myth making.

Art is a mental construct whereas beauty is part and parcel of our biological makeup. It is the organizing principle of life that ensures economy of energy- aptness in action.