I see art as an important part of all planned environments. We can orient ourselves through the artworks. We can sense new perspectives on the world and awaken our curiosity through the art that we meet. Art speaks to the creativity inside us and can therefore inspire us to see and relate to our surroundings in different ways.
Art is important simply because it is art. I don’t see art as an instrument for play, health and peace on earth. It would be fantastic if things were that simple. No, art is important because it can evoke thoughts, be beautiful or shake us, or linger within us like the subtle insight of another possible thought. Art can do this in a way like nothing else in our planned public environments. Art has no practical function. It provides something else.
This is why I love working with art in the public realm.