Art Changing The World

As a Hawaii artist, I see art changing the world. I’ve learned that art is like an attitude. Positive or negative message, art can have an effect on people.

Being an artist, working in the field of art, has taught me to appreciate beauty and the positive things in life. I realize that every day we have a choice to be positive or negative. How we react, especially to undesirable conditions, is a choice.

Art Changing the World Is Like an Attitude

Art Changing the World - image of earth from Apollo 17
The Earth seen from Apollo 17

Art, like attitude, can be negative or positive. For example, there are songs common in punk rock and rap music that choose to be negative. They are hateful, degrading, insensitive and disrespectful. Negative art affects the human condition in a very powerful way resulting in violence, despair, destruction and pain. In this regard, art changing the world may not be a benefit.

Attitude is a choice we make every day. I’ve noticed that unhappy, negative people are generally insensitive, selfish, and disrespectful. I’ve also noticed that the happy positive people are sensitive, grateful, and respectful.

The world is full of good and bad, positive and negative, love and hate. We’ve all seen people, know people, even been people who have been negative. When you think about it, it’s easy to be negative. It’s easy to be selfish, insensitive, and disrespectful. It’s easy to think of yourself. It is much harder to be positive. Positive art can be the vehicle for art changing the world and providing beneficial outcomes for individuals.

Art Changing The World Has Taught Me Gratitude

As I developed as an artist, it seemed that I attracted people who were sensitive. I started to see that my clients and fans, many who became friends, were basically happy people. And I felt a strong sense of gratitude for having these kinds of people around me. When a client is sensitive they seem to appreciate the artwork more and on a deeper level they “feel” the art. Compassion, respect, forgiveness, kindness and humility all require sensitivity.

Thinking of others and helping others requires more thought and time. The beautiful thing about the choice is the reward, or the result. When making a decision, always think about the result. A negative decision will inevitably result with feelings of guilt, anger, anxiety, regret and low self-esteem. Choosing to be positive, although harder to do, always results in gratitude. Gratitude is the key to happiness. Having the discipline to be positive is the key to personal success.

The Art of Changing the World

In an earlier discussion I was said art affects the heart and can move out towards behavior. Art can change the world, it can move from the inward man to the outward. That is why we titled this blog “artheartheart” (art-the-earth-heart).

Let’s consider our time here on earth as a canvas to be painted. It may seem overwhelming at first. If we start with small brushstrokes we develop control and soon the canvas becomes art. We can change the world simply by being thankful.

What are your thoughts about art changing the world? Please feel free to leave your comments and share this with your friends.

I am off to create artwork. Art change the world!

Aloha,

Thomas Deir
Thomas Deir Studios
www.thomasdeir.com