In the visual and informational onslaught of our daily lives, we catch glimpses of images or objects that inspire us; yet, we fail to stop and take a sincere look. In a furtive glance, something will peak our interest, but we fail to offer our full attention even if for a short few moments. Too often, we don't devote enough time to truly engage our minds and stir our guts, but we should. It is an important and worthwhile endeavor to do so.
So, in that spirit, here you will find some of the artists, philosophers, or thinkers (often all of the above) who have caused me pause and are worthy of more in-depth investigation. Some may be new, some not so new and some very familiar; but all are engaging places to start. And, in the pursuits of aesthetics, there is always room for discovery. Consider these your invitation. (Click an image to begin)