My favorite type of art is drawing and painting. But then again, art can also be writing, music, drama—anything that involves the toil of your imagination.
Last year, I was wandering through an airport during a five-hour layover. I enjoyed looking around at all of the art that decorated the sitting areas and hallways. I strolled by a metal sculpture and stopped to take a look. Some people nearby appeared to be doing the same.
I heard one of them say, “I just love all of the random stuff people put in airports. I mean, even I could make that.”
This comment took me by surprise, because the piece wasn’t random. The artist didn’t just randomly create a figure for people to say this about their work. To me, the sculpture suggested the movement of water, maybe even liquid mercury frozen in place. A whole story could come out of this sculpture, but I couldn’t surely know its purpose without the artist’s thoughts. In any form, any way you can, art is a good way to cut and paste your emotions from your mind’s eye to—literally—before your eyes.
You can also connect with yourself in your artwork. Trying to look at the world in a whole new way will let your imagination grow. You can make this possible with others’ artwork too, as I did with the sculpture.
Art really is an important part of life, at least mine anyway. The best quality about art is that it brings joy to me and puts me in a cheerful mood, which is definitely something you need to live. Some people may have many of those “things” that just make you feel good inside and out. And for me, one of those “things” is art.