Art in Life

Topics: Cirque du Soleil, Art, Pottery Pages: 4 (620 words) Published: October 5, 2014


Meaning of Art in My Life
Jessi Garrett
Ottawa University
LAS-20010 Seminar 1
July 20th, 2014
Meaning of Art in My Life

Art can be anything we creatively capture in our mind and express with paint, our words, body movement, etc. Merriam-Webster (Retrieved 2014, July 20) defines art as something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. I may not have much artistic ability but I believe art is important to every person. We all need an outlet to express ourselves and communicate with society. Art is an important tool used for education throughout life that should never be taken away. Art is a Tool

Art is a tool that has helped shape my life. When I was younger I would write in my diary everyday. I had to express the things I was experiencing somewhere without alarming my family and friends. I would make up poems or write a poem I was familiar with over and over while attempting to memorize it. My favorite poet is Robert Frost and his simple rustic natural life poetry. Birches (Frost, 1916) is a poem I have recently gone to since loosing my dad. It describes the emotion I have for wanting to be with my dad yet still wanting to live on this earth until it’s my time to expire. Another form of art that I regularly consumed as a youth and still do today is reading books. I have always enjoyed escaping from my reality or drawing on inspiration while reading about other peoples adversities. I see art everyday. I wake up in my home and see art displayed all over my walls and on my mantel. I love pottery and collect it whenever I’m traveling. There are so many versions of pottery but since I’m an Oklahoma girl, I would have to say that Frankoma pottery continues to be my favorite. I think knowing our red dirt is used to make all the pieces I own, helps make it more special to me. My favorite type pottery is when the wall of the pot or bowl...


References: Frost, Robert. (1916). Mountain Interval. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
Merriam-Webster. (Retrieved 2014 July 20). Art, Retrieved from
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art
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