Culture and Individuality
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In a world where social validation and popularity can be more significant than one’s identity, it is easy to mistake outer beauty for joy. While in reality, many are at the hands of an inner turmoil feeding off of outer acceptance and using it to fill the void of self love.
These photos represent individuality through the fact that each flame is different and they also display how even the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion that is neglected by many can still be tamed and beautiful.
For years america has been called the land of the free, but many races have been facing harsh oppression. Many say racism is non existent ,and that it ended when the civil rights acts were placed. However, there have been many cases of oppression to minorities ranging from police brutality to denying services because of ones race. Something needs to change soon or else the world will be filled with hate.
This is a drawing that symbolizes that each of us are unique in our own way. In the middle the black calligraphy reads out, “Ar- Rahman,” which means the most merciful. For Muslims, the Arabic calligraphy is one of the names of god. This drawing represents pluralism because we each have our own beliefs and were made differently.
This acrylic painting shows the Eiffel tower surrounded by the spring flowers and trees.This piece reminds me of the amazing culture in this city and helps me to visualize it vividly. It also reminds me that your surroundings play a big factor in shaping you as a person and that everywhere you go impacts you in some way or another.
Even with the colorful background, in this piece the viewer’s eye is drawn toward the figure on the left, who seems to be very unique compared to the synchronized figures on the right. Similarly, in today’s eccentric and ever-changing world, it is even more important to stay true to yourself and dance to the rhythm of your own drums.
“Be yourself, because everyone else is already taken!”