If It Speaks to You, You Get It

ntern Amy Heege spent some time exploring our sprawling center during her time here. Below are some images that caught her eye and her thoughts about looking for beauty in unexpected places. Amy also has the distinction of being the first Harrison Center intern to begin her internship with an art purchase! She describes how she was drawn to a painting and how her mom encouraged her not to ignore the feeling.




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For the first photo, I took I found something light in a darkened place. The window is made up of simple shapes and uses three colors. Finding something light and colorful in a new and confusing place is always reassuring.




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The second photo was easy due to something  I call the “Magpie Trait.” It is a very shiny object–silver with a shimmering pink background that almost looks like liquid. The glossy black  frame barely contains its beauty.  




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The last photo I took was of something most people might overlook. It’s an old, broken, yet majestic stained glass window. The design is made up of three colors, green, tan, and a faded yellow.  The light from the foggy winter sun, still close to the horizon creates a soft, gentle glow, highlighting color in a place few people would ever look. It is simple things like these that bind us to art and our surroundings.    



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Something about it will speak to you. Art is a wonderful thing–it tells so many stories.  I saw the little bunny in the sailor’s outfit and saw so many tales. No pun intended. After my First Friday volunteer shift was over and I left, I told my mom about it. After asking me if I got it and me  saying no, she told me this. “If it speaks to you, you get it.” And so I did. Art speaks to us. We just have to listen to hear it.