I was recently encouraged by a peer of mine to composing my artistic statement: a declaration of why I make art. What is my art attempting to communicate? What influenced it? This will undoubtedly be an ongoing post; however, I’ve come up with some important points right off the bat.
- I make art to make people laugh
- For some reason, there is no greater joy to me in life than making people laugh. I’m pretty sure everything I’ve ever done has more or less had that goal in mind. Often times the humor is at my own expense but I’m fine with that.
- The absurdity of existence is something that I’m still really coming to terms with. I think that’s reflected in the absurdity of my art, which also happens to accomplish my goal of (hopefully) being funny.
- I make art about animals acting in human ways because it’s absurd and funny and animals are aesthetically cute
- My content is bright and colorful because I like things that are bright and colorful
That’s all I got for now, but I definitely plan on continually updating this until it’s actually coherent and somewhat interesting (hopefully).
12/21/2019 Integrating Philosophical Questions into Our Culture
There are many components of the media all of which entertain and inform the masses. For example, the news media informs the masses about politics and current events and in effect forms the opinions and thoughts of large segments of the population about these issues. I believe entertainment accomplishes something similar. Whatever topic a movie or television show is addressing ends up informing the viewers about that topic from the perspective of the content creator. My art often touches on philosophical questions of purpose, fulfillment, and morality. I seek to bring these questions to the forefront of the minds of my viewers because I truly believe they are important for us to consider.
I’ve realized an important omission of this article are the issues that I seek to address in my art; the topics I seek to bring attention to. I’ve made a list of the ones that I really care about that I hope to one day use my art to impact public opinion.
- Climate Change: I think climate change is going to be a catastrophic situation that we need to bring as much attention to as possible. I hope that my art will communicate this message.
- Pacifism: I’m not a fan of war. In fact, I consider myself a staunch Pacifist. If my art can convince others that war is not very chill, that’d be great.
- LOVE: I’m a big fan of love in all forms and I hope the underlying message of all my work promotes love for others and for the world as a whole.