art was a key step in discovering my passion for chemistry
Art is about making mistakes. From the moment the paintbrush hits the paper to the second the pen lifts up, there are an infinite number of miniscule differences from what the picture looked like in my head to what it looks like on canvas. But art is also about adapting, about accepting criticisms and persevering by turning imperfections into flowing singularity. Those skills are what drawing and painting have taught me: to keep persisting even when reality is different from my imagination, transforming stumbles into a graceful final work.
It is considered plain fact that art and science are distinct subjects, the idea of a 'left' and 'right' brain dominating education. But for me, finding my love for art was a key step in discovering my passion for chemistry. These lessons in perseverance I learned from drawing and painting are what motivate me to keep trying to solve a difficult calculus problem or repeating a chemistry lab instead of giving up. (the previous sentence sounds choppy :/ )
Art is a lesson in tenacity, and an experience which has taught me skills that every scientist and engineer has used to endure failures and overcome disappointments in order to make discoveries, cure diseases, and change the world. (199 words/200)
I will also be including a link to some pics of my art, you can look at it at this link!