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.