Visionary artist Jules Andre Smith continues to inspire

 "What makes you think you can take it with you?"  by Jules Andre Smith

Here's an interesting link to scans of Jules Andre Smith's book, "Art and the Subconscious".  Jules Andre Smith, founder of the Research Studio in 1937 (now known as the Maitland Art Center), still continues to intrigue and inspire artists to this day.   His art center is a prized gem in the community as well as a sought out destination for travelers around the world.  His work reflected his spiritual beliefs and continues to strike a chord with the public.  The above piece could have been done yesterday and is just as pertinent today considering the devastation going on in the Gulf due to mankind's never ending greed.  Visionaries such as Smith will continue to try and open our eyes, but will we ever see?  

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