Harn Museum Michelle steffes

Jared. Gainesville - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Digital image. Flickr. Yahoo!, 01 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Jan. 2017. <www.flickr.com/photos/93283041@N00/15918173041>.

This piece of artwork was created in the 10th century. This statue portrays the Hindu god Shiva and Uma embracing each other. The meaning of this piece of art speaks to me, but the medium of it speaks even more. It is made of sandstone and has been exposed for centuries while standing in front of a temple. The stone and it's strength reminds me of the strength of the Lord. I think this is why the artist chose such a strong medium for what it is representing. Even though the god represented is not the god that I worship, I still feel connected to it spiritually. Seeing this artwork in person made me appreciate it better and understand the value of the piece a lot more.
This part of the museum was very appealing to my eyes. I believe the hard wood of the room stood out to me. This unique room was the only room of the museum that had this wood, so I found it very appealing. It made me feel relaxed and connected to the artwork it held.
This piece of artwork is an oil painting created by the talented Claude Monet. This painting reminds me of my childhood for some reason. Maybe it is because of the light soft colors and the scene of the field. The nature in this painting appeals to my core value of peace which is something I strongly believe in. The nature and peace that I feel make feel connected to God. Nature reminds me of the vastness and entirety of God. This painting makes me feel the same things, the love and peace of God.
This piece of art makes me think of who I want to help. I have a close relationship with the people of Haiti because of a mission trip I went on. Even though this photo is not from Haiti it reminded me of the small amount of things that people have. This photo evokes my feeling of helping others. By helping I do not mean hand them the technology and material things that I have so much of, but to help them by loving and teaching them. This photo also reminds me of what we have learned in class about pleasures versus happiness. Through looking at the energy that this photo embodies, one can understand that material things are not needed to obtain peace, love, happiness, or the "good life." Even though the area looks barren and the boy lacks full clothing, happiness can still be obtained.

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