Art Is All Around You

My story is about how art is around everyone and how it affects me and everyone else. I want people to realize how present art really is in their everyday lives and how special and important it is. Art is something that is under-appreciated even though it is always around us. The graffiti we see on buildings is art, so are the buildings themselves. The cartoons we watched as little kids are art. Photos we take, drawings we make. The songs we listen to everyday are art. Even the languages we speak and the text we read/write are art. A lot of people fail to realize just how important art is to our lives. Art is a way to express your emotions and ideas and use your imagination. Almost everything surrounding us is art, so the world as a whole would really be nothing without it. Art has personally helped me get through a lot. For example, watching people make art, whether it was building something or painting/ drawing something and making my own art had helped me stay calm and given me an opportunity to express myself and feelings during the quarantine in 2020. During such tough times, I was able to use art as an escape from my stressful reality and find some joy in it. I believe that art can do this for others, too. Art gives everyone a chance. A chance to express their emotions. A chance to let go and calm down. A chance to be able to communicate with, connect with, and understand others. This is why art needs to be appreciated and acknowledged. Because art is beautiful, it is everywhere, and there are no limits to it.

Colorful graffiti on a large part of a tall building near Third Avenue. April 30th, 2021.

A tall brown building in the Bronx.
April 30, 2021.

Graffiti of a pizza slice and some stars on the side of the ‘Bona Pizza’ pizza place on Westchester Avenue. April 30, 2021.

The top of multiple tall buildings, covered in graffiti, near Westchester Avenue. April 30, 2021.

Graffiti art of Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama, and Martin Luther King Jr in the Bronx. April 30, 2021.

Graffiti art of many different fruits on a Delicioso Coco Helado building at 849 St Ann's Avenue in the Bronx. There is a worker for the frozen dessert place with her stand in front of the building. May 3, 2021.

The Big Pun Mural at 910 Rogers Place in the Bronx, made in 2011 by TATS Cru, a talented group of graffiti artists in the bronx. April 30, 2021.

Artwork, including careta masks and fabric art, on my living room wall. They are from a trip that I made to Puerto Rico a few years ago. May 3, 2021.

Some of the art mediums that I use to make paintings. This includes a variety of paint and paint brushes, as shown in this photo. The paint and brushes are on top of a painting that I am working on, but only a small peak of it is shown. May 23, 2021.

A self portrait of me, Evangeline Mujica of the East Bronx, in the mirror. April 25, 2021.

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