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My Passion for Art - Essay about hobby/experience and how it affected you Upitt

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Oct 21, 2018   #1

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!

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Oct 22, 2018   #2
Sasha, I think that you are presenting the essay in reverse. Since you have an interest in Chemistry, then you should be discussing how Chemistry is similar to Painting, not art. Art is defined as ; "rt is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts - artworks, expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power." Therefore, what you were doing was not art but rather Painting and Drawing. So the title for this essay should be "My Passion for Chemistry Stems From My Love of Painting and Drawing".

Do Chemistry first because that is the point of the essay discussion. Talk about how Chemistry is an art form similar to painting because of the way you need to mix various chemicals in order to discover the beauty of the experiment. By mixing paint colors on the palette, you discover the beauty of a still life or learn how a painting can improve surroundings, much in the same manner that chemistry improves the lives of people through the discovery of useful drugs.

You need to talk about Chemistry first because that is your true passion, which was only spurred by a hobby. Not the other way around.

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