I feel that the great problem is how to make good things in the present state of society. I wish that everyone would realize that until recently beauty in things was commonplace and that it is our responsibility to demand that of the future. Yanagi Soetsu (1889-1961)
Yanagi Soetsu was a philosopher and the founding father of mingei, the Japanese folk art movement; mingei means “art of the people”.
Andrew Wyeth, Messersmiths, 1994