Art and Core Values
One of my deepest and strongest core values is appreciating women, whether that is physically or mentally. And this piece allows me to further appreciate the physicality of women and how beautiful we are. Lips are a very distinct feature women have, we love to enhance them, color them, anything to accessorize our beauty. Thus, this art piece explores how vivacious we bring our bodies alive with one simple but very important part of our body. This piece instills an emotion of beauty in a way that all parts to the female body is beautiful, even if we are just looking at one part, like our lips. It is what we speak from, what we eat from and it is such a beautiful body part to appreciate and photograph. This photograph makes me cherish my value in women more on a level of further recognizing how simple yet gorgeous lips can be, whether they are natural or are all glittered up, all forms and colors are equally beautiful.
Art and Good Life Themes
In this piece, the description discusses how when light is taken away and shadows is the focus of the piece, the similarities of the human shape and form shines through. I feel that this evokes a theme of appreciation of all the similarities the human body has. Often we look at how beautiful our differences are. But in this piece they appreciate how similar we are when we erase color. Because racism stems from judging others by color, so once you rid the artwork from color and simply focus on the person themselves, its a beautiful shift in focus, rather than focusing on how different they are, like their skin tone and race, you instead focus on how all human bodies have a linger of similar traits and thats what keeps us all connected. This piece furthers my understanding and appreciation for our human similarities because we often like to stand out and be different which is a beautiful thing, however it can also be a beautiful thing to recognize in what ways we are similar, our bodies for example and cherish our resemblances because thats what keeps us connected as a species.