By TraNews Reporter Lin, Tzu-Chien
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN (TraNews) – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, as a renowned neuroanatomist worked at Harvard University, spoke of her personal stroke experience at the 2008 TED Conference, resulting in widespread attention and interest around the world. As Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor stated during her speech, “We are energy beings connected to one another through the consciousness of our right hemispheres as one human family. And right here, right now we are brothers and sisters, here to make the world a better place. And in this moment, we are whole, we are perfect, and we are beautiful."
In general, there are two hemispheres in our brains, the right and the left. The left hemisphere governs our ability to express ourselves in language and is better than the right at recognizing sequences of words and letters. It controls our logic, reasoning and analytical though processes while the right hemisphere is specialized for the analysis of space and geometrical shapes and forms. To put it simple, the right hemisphere is the creative half and plays an important role in the comprehension of emotion.
In a fast-paced world where technology reigns and free time seems to vanish into thin air, most of us would probably fall into the category of “left brainers.” The lifestyle we have tends to discourage the development of right brain. If people would start to pay more attention to the right hemisphere of our brains, the world certainly would be more peaceful than ever.
Within a month, there are three internationally renowned visual art masters gathered around in Kaohsiung, which are Josef Albers (1888~1976), Shigeo Fukuda (1932~2009) and Kurt Wenner respectively. It is a quite intriguing phenomenon that the common feature among these three world-renowned art masters’ exhibitions intends to play tricks with human eyes.
Josef Albers was a German-born American abstract artist and designer who was best-known for his “Homage to the Square” series. Shigeo Fukuda was an influential Japanese graphic artist who created optical illusions. Kurt Wenner is a world-renowned master artist and master architect famous for his surreal street paintings and chalk murals using a projection called anamorphosis.
How long haven’t you used your right brain? If you have the opportunity to visit in this lovely harbor city, why not take some time to experience the charm of arts and humanities and go on an artistic journey to enrich your life!