This morning I listened to a video a friend sent of work he is doing with a new band. About a third of the way through the five-minute video, I realized I had a big grin on my face. When the video was over, I had to play it again immediately.
This made me think of what I consider to be the one best criterion for determining what is good art, and that is: if listening to, viewing, or being inside of a music, art or architecture piece makes you feel really good–and want more–then that is good art. Whether you understand it or not is irrelevant.
And that is why I work with La Reunion TX, rehabbed and live in this Howard Meyer house, and volunteer for organizations like Friends of Fair Park, DOCOMOMO and Preservation Dallas: because encouraging and protecting good art makes the world a better place.