"Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it. Like my heart is just going to cave in."
This quote is from one of my favorite movies, American Beauty. I have never really been good at writing about myself, so I thought I would begin with a quote that is very close to my heart and that has always made me think. The world has so much beauty in it. No matter what political, social, or economic issues are happening around us, there is always so much beauty to see. One of the many ways that I find beauty in the world is through art.
Art has amazed me since I was a child, and now that I'm older, I'm constantly trying to understand the power and beauty of art. Art is one of the most beautiful things to me, not just because of its aesthetics, but because it is a piece of the artist's mind, soul, and inspirations. Being at the Whitney has taught me more than I could have ever possibly imagined, about myself, about art, about discussions about art, about artists themselves, about museums...the list just goes on and on.
Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists, and his work is so meaningful to me because of everything he stood for and all of the things he contributed to the art world. Keith Haring is another artist whom I respect greatly because of his message, and what he did for his message. That, to me, is real beauty.