How Art Affects Your Mind
By Lester L
What if I told you that every picture or sculpture you view defines who you are today? According to “How Art Might Affect Is,” by Marco Morales, each time someone views and criticizes art, their thought process changes. For example, if someone continuously views darker art, they will gradually develop a dark and sad personality. Also according to Marco Morales, how you are raised determines how you view art. Like, if you are raised in a happy, non-broken environment, you are more likely to view brighter art and see the brighter side of things.
I have interviewed several people to see their thoughts on how art affects their mind. I asked, “Does art affect your life positively or negatively?” Mrs. Filetto, the Binghamton High School studio art teacher, answered, “Positively, it gives me an outlet to be creative.” My two sisters Alexia and Kayla, two students studying at Broome Community College also answered that art has positively affected their lives. “Has there been a time where art got you out of a problematic situation?” I asked. Alexia, studying at BCC for theater, answered, “Yes, Salvador Dali and his surrealism art help me get in touch with my mind to remind myself to reach my full potential.” And Kayla, studying at BCC for art and design answered, “Yes, I was broke so I started to sell my artwork.”
Maria, a fellow student at Binghamton High School, shares her views on how art has affected her. (full interview available in audio)
Art has been around for hundreds and thousands of years and may even be the most important part of human history. And through its evolutions, art has begun to impact people in large amounts. And even though, sometimes art does affect you negatively, you should never stop being creative.