“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
― Ralph Ellison
Art is, above all, the act of storytelling. It is a means of learning and teaching, uniquely fitted to each and every one of us.
I’ve always loved telling stories. Ever since I was a kid. I think there’s something very special about a well-told story. It’s a form of creative expression that can stir our emotions, provoke new thoughts, and hopefully leave some kind of footprint in our hearts and minds. I think that stories are uniquely a human passion, allowing us to see the world, if only briefly, from another perspective.
And through storytelling, maybe we can extend beyond ourselves. And see what is ultimately true - that we are as unique as we are similar.
And above all, storytelling serves one fundamental purpose in life... ... to bring us closer together.
- Andrew (Art of Iam)