When most people think of art, they think of art classes, construction paper, or even just a simple pencil and paper. But art is a lot more than that. Art is a construct of skill, devotion, dedication, creativity, and precision. Art can mean many things to a person. It could be an expression, an emotion, a statement, etc.
I personally use art as an expression, and or emotion. Art is my passion, and it means a lot to me. I’ve been drawing since the young age of four. And in all honesty, drawing has been the only thing I ever did. I felt as if it was the only thing I could accomplish solo. But as the years went on, and I grew older, I started to spread my wings and fly out to other passions. Starting with gaming, I became extraordinarily good at mathematics for my age, which was eight years old at the time. I excelled in all of my classes and subjects. I made connections with teachers and more. And through all of these new skills, I expanded my art styles and methods. I started to draw online, I started to paint, and I even started to become a better listener, and overall a better person. Now I’m able to draw in multiple different art styles such as realism, cartoony, pixelated, pop art, Expressionism, Constructivism, and romanticism.
Studies have shown that art helps with confidence, engagement, and resilience. Art can also help with mental issues such as depression, anxiety and stress. It has helped with memory loss and reasoning in upcoming young adults and teens. Art is an essential aspect of creativity that allows people to express their thoughts, emotions, and perspectives in a unique manner. It serves as a means of communication, allowing us to connect with others on a deeper level, transcending language and cultural barriers. Through various artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, and literature, art can convey complex ideas, evoke emotions, and inspire change. One of the fundamental functions of art is its ability to awaken aspects of people that they never knew they had. Art has the power to make us feel deeply, whether it be joy, sadness, anger, or amazement. A painting with vibrant colors and intricate brushstrokes can uplift our spirits and evoke a sense of happiness and awe at the sheer beauty of the piece. On the other hand, a haunting sculpture or a melancholic melody can allow us to delve into our deepest emotions, providing solace and a means of expression. By tapping into these emotions, art enables us to confront and process our own feelings and experiences, offering empathy. Overall, art serves as a form of social commentary, putting extra emphasis on issues and bringing attention to matters that require society’s attention.
In conclusion, art is a beloved aspect of society. It allows us to express ourselves, connect with others, and show emotions. By engaging with art, we enter a world of creativity and imagination that has the power to inspire, transform, and shape our lives. Art possesses the extraordinary ability to go beyond boundaries, both internal and external, and enable us to experience the beauty of life.
Nathan Frazier – DeLaSalle Institute – DMSF Class of 2027