Jayla Petty & Amanda Coppola
My Artistic Statement
Aesthetics is the beauty of art, and it is important to bring out the aesthetic of whatever it is that you love. Make people think a little deeper about you and your actions, and think a little bit harder about everyone else's. Do what you love with grace and above the standards that you expect from yourself, but think only about how you want to do it. Art is beautiful, you just have to look at it a little deeper than what the surface holds.
“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.” -Dorothea Lange
Dorothea believed if you use it camera you better dang well use it right. If you were to film a movie, take a photo, paint a picture, etc. You should think of it as the last thing you will ever see to make it worth actually being seen. Nobody wants to see a blurry irrelevant photo and then the next day find yourself blind and the last photo you saw wasn’t the best it could’ve been
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lange
When we have memories our first instinct these days is to pull out a camera and capture the moment so we won’t forget. Dorothea knew this in her own time and used it to her photographs. Her ideas on photography and how we use it in life is very inspiration because she doesn’t just take a picture so it can be put in a gallery; she finds something that is worth seeing and captures it to show the world.
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” -Oscar Wilde
There are so many different types of art, ways to show it, ways to see it; it can mean different things to different people. You can find art anywhere and everywhere in this world. This is what Oscar Wilde knew him being a writer and poet he looked at things around him for inspiration to use towards his own art.
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” -Oscar Wilde
In order to see the great things in art you have to look beyond what you may see or hear. Art can be hard to understand because most of the time the art itself is the thoughts of the artist. Art is meant to be interpreted; thought as something more than just an image for looks. When you look at art for more than what it looks like you can see the true beauty in it.
My Artistic Statement
The eye should see within the art, because art is meant to be see through the lines as something meaningful and inspirational.