Definition Essay On Being An Artist

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By definition, an artist is "a person who creates art." It seems pretty simple, but to me truly being an artist is so much more. Being an artist means creating something that makes somebody feel. Being an artist means forgetting limits and boundaries and letting your imagination flow freely onto the canvas. Being an artist means exploring and expressing yourself and your emotions, whether it be through painting, drawing, or sculpting. Being an artist means pouring your heart and soul into every piece that you do, regardless of the recognition that you may receive. Being an artist means persevering through the toughest circumstances, through the critics and haters, and still doing what you love. My art journey began at a young 5 years …show more content…
Days filled with trouble typically lead to twelve or so bowls thrown. I don 't know what it is about sitting at a wheel, but it makes me feel content. When there is clay in my hands I am happy and peaceful. Watching my bowl or vase go through the firings and come out okay on the other side gives me joy beyond belief. And while I have only completed one clay sculpture, I find it very gratifying to begin with a hunk of muck and end up with a work of art. Another artistic endeavor has been that of printmaking. I first took to it because of the metaphoric meaning it held for me - that there must be both light and dark in anything beautiful - but now, I just love to do it. I also quite enjoy making mixed media projects and working with things you wouldn 't typically think of. For example, found object sculptures; reusing pill bottles, film canisters, slides, and soda tabs; painting with tea or coffee; etc. I think it 's a beautiful thing to take something otherwise useless and give it new meaning, one that is important to me and reflects a part of …show more content…
One will be a seven foot by seven foot, filled with pennies, each one a different color, creating an enormous mosaic. The idea is to take the pennies, practically worthless, and give them new life living on a canvas. Another upcoming project will consist of a series of twelve miniature paintings, each showing a different thing viewed as wrong or bad by society (homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, sex... you get it.) It will be representative of the passing of time, and how we only have a certain amount. While you are alive, do what you love and have no regrets. Kiss the girl, smoke a cigarette, have a drink, because this could be your last

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