A Look Inside Different Cultures Through Art
Hall, Skyler N
I started my first piece exploring Australian art forms, as that was my main inspiration. From there, I branched out to other countries and cultures that interest me. Throughout this process, I have created six pieces: Australian Aboriginal painting, Native American dreamcatcher, African ritual masks, Greek komboloi, Indian rangoli, and Mexican sugar skull drawing. These are all cultures that I feel have an extreme connection to art and nature. Portraying this connection through each piece insights a sense of curiosity in the viewer and encourages the observer to develop an intuitive understanding of the culture depicted. This project highlights different cultures and forms of expressive art around the world. Art is such a huge part of most cultures and tends to be overlooked in most instances. There is beauty within every person, piece of art, and culture. My work encourages others to respect and appreciate other cultures. All these pieces are my personal way to appreciate the different art forms and the cultures associated with them. I am not trying to mimic or offend the overall identity of these cultures, rather I focused on the process and my aim is to bring attention to them and encourage viewers to do their own research and find the beauty in differing beliefs.
East Carolina University