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Are we calling the shots, or is some other unseen force pulling the strings? Or is it a little of both? Where does our creative passion come from? Without our art and creativity many of us would feel lost. Carl Jung put forth the idea of the collective unconscious, a sort of netherworld pool of ethereal symbols, ideas, and archetypes, and intangible concepts that we are all linked to. Some feel creative minds have a more direct tap to this source pool than most, while others dismiss it as spiritual mumbo jumbo voodoo. Either way, creative artistic behavior among humans is completely unique as compared to the vast multitude of other species on Earth that do not create art for art?s sake.
The earliest know human art were cave paintings depicting hunting rituals, fire, animals as food, and the mysteries of the world. Today we humans still seem to create art to reflect the complex world around us, and we often use art as a means of helping decode culture, our world, our universe, and ourselves. The art we make reflects our personalities and the unique experiences we each have as we go through this tangible world. Our art saves us, hinders us, explains us, masks us, reinvents us, and grows us in the most wonderful and sometimes horrible ways. Where does our individual personality end and our art begin? And what becomes of our art after it leaves us and begins a life alone, reflecting back at the peering eyes of humans who did not create it, but often see something uncannily familiar in it?
UAG presents ARTributes -- Essence of Personality & Human Behavior with featured artist Thomasa D. Nielsen and side room show BiPOLAROID featuring Polaroid pictures.
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