What is the importance of vulnerability within any art form? Is it required of creativity to be completely candid or does it depend on the type of art? If a piece of art does not have direct correlation to the life of the creator, does it make the art any less valid or less significant, or are they simply pulling ideas from their imagination? We implore you all this month to reflect on the concept of vulnerability and how it effects the relationship between the creator and the audience.
One of the most profound tendencies found in any art form is its inherent capacity for a variety of truths. Although the concept of life itself is subjective, this notion tends to be accepted—or at the least, considered—only through the way we are allowed to perceive art. Through art, we allow ourselves to live precariously through a multitude of truths, whether they pertain to us or not. To an extent we lose the ability to choose, and we simply feel these moments of expression that are the output of a lifetime, both separate and not of our own. The beauty that lies within this is the permission we are given to be openly vulnerable, and unapologetically so. Existing in the most quieted and concealed spaces of each of us is a story that unfolds stream-like the moment we become ourselves completely.