Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer. ~Terri Guillemets
Art is a matter of personal taste.
Occasionally, a masterpiece is in our hands — like this wooden panel that was taken from the century old home of my grandparents, before it was torn down to build a new house. My father has stored 3 other similar pieces, which I was told, which used to hang on the top of their doors. These were handmade by the Chinese, who were the best wood carvers in Manila at that time, or so my father narrated when I asked about the panels.
The best form of art for me is the one whose story is personally known to me. I plan to hang it in my new home to bring a piece of my past and a sense of family amidst me all the time.
Thanks to this challenge — it knocked on my soul.
I had no choice but to answer.
More pictures and sentiments are out there: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/.