Who art thou?
In the Bible, use of the word “art” in phrases like ‘Who art thou?’ and ‘Where art thou?’ gave the same value as asking someone who are you or where are you. “Art” took the place of the most common simple verb meaning “to be.” We are human beings. There is so much depth in the importance of just being able to communicate being— so much that whenever you learn a new language, the first verb translated is usually “to be.”
In so many ways “art” really is just being. It’s expression, it’s memories, it gives power to manipulate or imitate, it conveys emotion, it is diverse, and it records history. Creating art has been a gift to me. My art is a record of my history and a reflection of conversations I’ve had with myself and with the world. My art has gifted me with power to imitate and manipulate my own world with my hands, when I could not control circumstances in reality. My art reflects how I felt at certain times without being able to verbalize it, and project who I dreamt of being even when I did not feel that way. My art has allowed subsistence for me to encounter peace and feel that life has deeper meaning.
I feel everyone should have the opportunity to make art. Creating art is a fun way of taking what is inside of you and making a reflection of it. Make art and take a deep look at it– it will reveal far more about you than a mirror could.