Personal growth through artistic exploration isn’t something that I thought I would be writing about anytime soon, at all, or ever really. Yet here I am, writing about it, perhaps as a sort of metacognisant appreciation that I think is worth documenting. I think that through growing as a person, your sense of artistic style changes first, since it’s a more intimate way of expressing yourself. And through that change, you’re able to outwardly project how you’ve grown as a person and how things have impacted you.
Of course, all of this is really just musings for examination, but I think there’s something to be gained from all of this, and by this I mean the things that your mind churns out when you’re in the larvae stage of some evolutionary evolution of your cognitive self. Or your emotional self, or both selves, all at once. ‘Cause if you think about it, creativity and ingenuity isn’t something that is constant or ever present between each individual. There’s very few of us out there that can constantly create, innovate, inspire, adapt and so on with the changing times. So, perhaps expressing that creativity through language, art, whatever else it may be helps to preserve that kind of creativity and keep it nourished, like you would a plant.
I think the reason that I’m making this point is because the looming threat of this current time period that threatens the arts, facts, and anything genuine. It shouldn’t have to be this way, we shouldn’t have to be worried about whether or not things of value will be concerned regardless of how controversial they are but that’s the time that we live in. And that’s the times that we have to adapt to, and in turn, our art and forms of expression have to adapt, too. Hopefully, through a collective effort of preservation and dedication we won’t have to worry about things like art being banned, or forms of expression being banned. But who knows, the future is wildly unpredictable.