From prehistoric times to antiquity, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Age to the Information Age mankind has obsessively contemplated utopia. This blissful ideal to we can call home has inspired countless works of art from paintings to novels; yet it begs the question, is utopia itself an art-form? Is there anything artistic about ancient man sitting under the blanket of stars wondering about where to belong?
Creating this personal utopia can encompass so many different acts, from simple contemplation to elaborate architectural illustrations; and all of them are works of art. Imagine a modern man sitting under the blanket of stars wondering about this home that exists only in the mind. If we conceive art as a connection, then from this effortless act we have a powerful connection between one individual and another separated by millennia and an equally potent connection between a single individual and their idea of home. Millions of people throughout history have died searching for home and with the simple act of imagining your utopia you have found something worth dying for, peace. This is not just art; this is the spirit of art. Any artists will tell you that they create art to find some semblance of peace within themselves. And as an audience when we connect with a work of art we become inextricably linked to it. So when we construct this metaphysical home we are both the artist and the audience simultaneously and our medium, our canvas is utopia.