Endre Balogh by Endre Balogh
It may only be when we fall in love with " the ravishing beauty " that " exists everywhere in our realm " that we truly experience and appreciate the inherent divinity of our world, including ourselves. Our great artists provide one avenue into this "a esthetic loveliness" that "is so abundant everywhere." The great classical musician, Bach, for instance, dedicated every piece of his music " for the greater glory of God." The other quotations that I use here are from such a contemporary artist, Endre Balogh. Both his violin interpretations of the great masters and his fine arts photography " permit us to perceive the Divine within our world."
At his website, www.endresphotos.com, you will find these two arts wedded in an inspiring visual meditation on Danny Boy.
Endre declares, " If I am able, through my creativity, to transmit to others some aspect of those divine attributes then I have successfully achieved my goal."
For those among us that dedicate our earthly lives to preserving, enhancing, and co-creating " the ravishing beauty " of our home planet and the human spirit, such artists provide nourishment and inspiration. Of course, the love-making between finite, ever-changing Nature and infinite, eternal Divinity that we are graced to live within is our greatest artist, our greatest teacher. Our human artists are disciples of this great teacher, providing us a lens to sharpen our vision, an instrument to tune our hearing, a body to unfold our potential for graceful movement, a fabric to soothe and beautify our touch.
Our artists and their works enter into a holy communication with their audience. Each listener, viewer, or reader brings a unique perspective and experience into the experience and co-creates with the artist and the work a new context and a new meaning. Thus works of art mediate across time and space to reconnect us to our Oneness. In the theater or concert hall, in those glorious moments when musicians, music, and audience merge as one, infinity kisses finity. A spontaneous sacrament occurs, blessing all. These epiphanies help to heal the world. Creativity begets creativity in each of us. We become one with creation itself, allowing us to say, along with God, "Let there be light."
Eye of Wisdom by Endre Balogh