Every morning I wake up and wonder "Who will I meet today?" Whose life will intercede
with mine, for a moment, for a period of time, for a lifetime? There are
people in the world I have yet to meet and I curiously anticipate their
arrival. The Internet has allowed me to reach across the ocean and
befriend peoples of varying backgrounds and cultures. I often cannot
speak their language but I can communicate with them by sharing images
or videos of art, music and dance. I seek fellow artists who understand
this language well.
Many people do not realize that we are living during a renaissance, a great revival of artistic expression. It is a wonderful time to be alive, to witness this transformation of society. Collectively, we are creating spectacular works of art, often collaborating over the Internet. It is my hope for humanity that through art we will discover our common voice and become one harmonious society.
Donna Franchi Hofstaedter