It is the job of the artist to create no matter what.
it is the right of the artist to speak his/her mind through their work.
it is the right of the artist to reach his/her public.
in order to reach their public, the artist must step out of their comfort zone.
it is the job of the artist to send a message.
it is the job of the artist to push the boundaries in which the general public are too afraid.
artists must reach out to their neighbors and create new neighborhoods within their work.
the artist must be conventional and conceptual in their ideas.
the artist must make their viewer think outside the box.
the artist must explore the territory of the outside realm.
there is always a new public to reach out to.
the artist makes a louder statement than the politician.
art speaks volumes.
i believe all these declarations directly relate to our neighborhood narratives class. Everything included in my declarations have been opportunities my classmates and i got to experience in our own ways. When i first got a feel for this class i thought i was definitely in the wrong one. I never really thought of myself as very conceptual, but after completing assignment after assignment i got a feel for what thinking outside the box and acting outside my comfort zone was really like. I always looked at art as physical objects, but this class opened my eyes and made me realize there's a lot more to art than just painting/drawing/sculpture... it's creating a wave, getting a reaction from your audience and getting your message out to the public. Curiosity is something all humans share and when presented with a work of art or act of art we are curious and usually choose to want to know more, so we investigate.
After placing the picture of my brother on the table at my job while customers sat and ate their dinners, curiosity sparked amongst them. This curiosity was also seen after posting multiple xerox copies of the picture in the mall where he used to work when he was still alive. This sparked not only curiosity but it engaged a sense of destiny. What is our destiny? The question of destiny and destination was presented when Tawn and I presented both of our final project variations. Destiny is something we as human beings consider to be pre-determined, whereas our destinations can be completely altered and tweaked at any moment. Both destiny and destination are very related to one another. I believe throughout life we travel to many destinations which in turn lead us to our destinies.