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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

48,608 deviants said Yes
8,600 deviants said No
1,686 deviants said Other (please comment)

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segura2112 Featured By Owner 4 minutes ago  Student Digital Artist
Why would you want to, and how would  do that?
Jomster777 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps it can, perhaps it can't. There's just that part of us that won't budge to change no matter what happens to us or what we encounter... And then there's that part of us that just wants to be whisked away into the expression of art, the art that has meaning in which we seek and look for. So in my conclusion, it's about half-and-half. Nothings ever at it's whole and in perfect form after all. It would surprise me to see such a thing become one.
maxvision92 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No. Art is subjective, who we are changes the meaning of the art.
dannyConfused Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
 I picked other because I feel like it depends on the person, the age of the person, whether they're looking at art or making it (hopefully both!). For me personally, I feel like art did two things for me. One, it allowed me to explore myself. One metaphor I've thought up would be to imagine myself as being a mansion; I didn't ADD another hallway, art just showed me where it was. To anyone else, it may seem that the hallway was new; but it was always there, just undiscovered. The second thing art did for me was give me another part of my identity. If I had to describe myself in four words, artist would have to be one of them! (The other three would be queer, cute, and different, if anyone was wondering.) So I think that it can help you get to know yourself and realize yourself, but not change you.
Nhyer Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
yeah sure
CyborgHedgehog Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
All art has a meaning behind it.
Every meaning can change how we look at it as well
Metalsonic71 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Yes, especially gamers.
mebyrne57 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel changed a little after every piece of art I create!
RegiWhite Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New member
Art doesn't ever change us, only our understanding of where and what we are in reality, it only changes us in a form of enlightenment achieve only by a trained eye, and a skilled hand.
Ironoyoso-Kun Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student Artist
Basically, it depends on how much you take art seriously. When I first discovered my passion for drawing and making paper or digital art, it changed my view for certain pictures, themes, etc. and made me become more mature.
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