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Art by Laura Blake Keyser
My name is Laura Blake Keyser
Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars.
Gaze at the beauty of earth’s greenings.
Now, think.
What delight God gives to humankind
with all these things. . . .
Hildegard of Bingen
Why make art?  For me, it's a response to the beauty of the world and a desire to understand the inter-relatedness of all of God's creation.  Mystics like Hildegard understood the "oneness" of all that exists on this earth.  Creating art is a delight, and a communion  with the Spirit that lives within each of us and binds the universe together.