Is your life a work of art?

Christine Alfery

Posted on March 07 2022

Is your life a work of art?

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Is your life a work of art? Is it unique? Is your life one of a kind – like no others?
Have you ever thought of yourself as a work of art? Many artists and philosophers have stated that they think that life and art should be linked.

“A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Life is a work of art. If you don’t like what you see, paint over it. Lori McNee

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Thoreau

To list a few. A statement from a French philosopher Michael Foucault always has been one of my favorites because it is all about finding yourself and who you are, it is not about creating your life to be an object that others can possess......
“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. ... But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art?”

Why not have your life be a work of art where you are the artist, the one who conceives, gives birth to ideas and sensations that you experience and bring them to life, giving them life. Art is about the ebb and flow of the journeys of life, your journey – your unique journey. Life and art are like a river: River's flow, they are deep, they bend and twist, they meander. River's change. Life and art should be like rivers, full of change, and meandering, twists and turns, deep and shallow. Full of change.

The history of art confirms that art changes. It is unable to be defined, is created, imagined, conceived. Life, ourselves and our independence, are not things that are given to us. Instead we create, conceive them. If you allow another to create you, then you will never become the work of art you were supposed to be.

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