Be An Artist
Human beings understand the world around them through science and art. Art is a human right. Art is a practice that teaches us how to be critical thinkers. Art teaches us how to have a voice, and teaches us to imagine and create the kind of world we wish to live in.
This print encourages children to be artists and to fully express themselves. When I was growing up, few adults in my life encouraged me to be an artist. Instead, they wanted me to be a doctor, or an engineer, or a lawyer. Although I was creative from a very young age, I was rarely told that I could choose art as a life path and career. Art was viewed as a hobby, but not as a way of life. This is why I have a lifetime commitment to inspire children, youth and adults to be artists and to share their story - to write that novel they’ve always wanted to write, to sing that song that lingers in their brain, or to make the masterpiece they dream of. It is through creation that we transform ourselves and the world around us.