At your fingertips these days you can find the answer to any question. For most questions now, you can find multiple answers and theories and observations and so on. We really shouldnt forget that it didnt always used to be that way. Somethings took years of observation just to have some small idea of how they might work. Some of the biggest things are still up for debate throughout our societies today. Part of the human experience is learning from our past. So where there once was no answer, now there are many. Things that perhaps were of little to no understanding in centuries past have become distinct areas of study in our world today. That is good, knowledge is something that has so covertly been discouraged through history. In every room today we have the access to enough answers and resources to last a lifetime. A precipice of how do you want to go forward? Acting as if you dont have information at your fingertips?
Back when people perhaps truly lived everyday as if it was their last, appreciating everything around them, humans didnt have much to influence them. The things they knew were things passed down from generation to generation, over many centuries. Imagine looking up at the night sky, not fully knowing what stars are. At least not what we factually know about them today, but only knowing what your tribe has passed down as information. All of the unanswered questions, which today we could try to reflect on and probably find the lack of answers unsettling, were just another part of life. Everyday was a journey to survive, to be with your kin, to learn something new, and to interpret that world around you.
That is what I can admire, the idea that we all have the ability to find our own answers, and our own strength!
Well thanks for the kind words! Working with colour is one of my favorite parts of art. Now that at my job I must wear black outfits, colourful images mean all the more to me, and I can only hope to keep spreading colour into others' day in this form
I've been doing good actually. Just turned twenty. I'm taking classes at a community college at the moment, but my anxiety keeps me in the house a lot so I've been working on getting out as much as I can when I'm not doing stuff for deviantART (I became a Community Volunteer for Literature here! ). I was ecstatic that I got picked.
Congrats! Hard work does pay off! Whether its through something more along the classifications of a career, like with literature for you. Or putting hard work towards facing those anxieties and getting out! Ive had to do the same over the last few years. My job challenges me to face my social anxieties everyday, and for the most part Ive done well. It was the art that had fallen to the side, which is why Im trying to take time and focus on getting myself into some classes as well! Yay for us!
Where I live, the community college Im wanting to start at, they dont have a digital media centered class. They do have a technical training course which touches into Photoshop and Illustrator, but its overall objective is web design so it also touches on HTML and CSS. I might end up trying to take it, just for the sake of taking it. But that still leaves me with the question of what would I go to school for? Im thinking there has to be some way of marrying cultural studies to digital media... And that is where my brainstorming begins