Point Montara lighthouse photo
"Beauty itself is a gospel, a radiance that encircles the world like a halo. It is a current, luminous and everlasting.

Nature, moving in her rhythms through the earth, flows into the substance of this current. And art, whose every utterance becomes a testament to man's spirituality, is a portion of this never-ending stream.

All great art is a bridge to the beyond. It is an urging of man's soul to a higher, better world of being --- a world that we are given the power and command to create on earth."

Ruth Harwood quote in Cosmic Art, page 132, by Raymond & Lila Piper, Hawthorne Books, 1975.