What artwork or artist made you step back and re-evaluate your definitions and views about the definition of art?
It was in my poetry class, actually, after I wrote a reflection on a book by Dallas Clayton. My professor wrote on the paper in response to a comment I mentioned, "But does that make it poetry?" I thought, Who are you to decide what is and isn't poetry?
I think that people have some sort of right to claim what is poetry, or in this case, what is art. If someone creates something, whether it is a painting, an idea, or a cluster of words, they have a role in deciding where it belongs in the world. I do not really see the fairness in a poetry professor or an art teacher or a world-renowned artist debating it simply because they have more experience or knowledge in that field. If those people actually know anything, they will understand that change, adaptations, and alterations in those fields are necessary for progression and necessary to stretch the mind. Art lacks boundaries and that's what keeps it moving.
In honor of my disintegrating sanity, I am introducing you to my list of things I want to fill my life with. Although I appreciate school and the opportunities it brings, the following are things I'd rather be doing with myself at present or in the near future/the things that will be the reason I get a job:
- concerts. A disgusting amount of concerts all the time.
- fashion design
- explore earth
- learn to play the cello
- Spotify Premium
- learn French
- learn Spanish
- go to fancy parties/wearing fancy dresses
- work in my messy, window-lined art studio
- try Indian food
- buy fancy coats walk to the beach
- shoot film