Over the years I have always been interested in the way perspective can change and that change in perspective altering the image completely. In middle school I discovered an artist by the name of M.C. Escher in my seventh grade math class. His work interested me right from the start. In eighth grade I tried to hide doodles in my works that were inspired or created my Escher just so I could have what I was interested in each of my pieces. His ideas stayed with me through all of eighth and almost completely through ninth grade.
Toward the end of high school Mr. Guyer showed me a type of art called Anamorphism. I started looking in to it, and eventually go invested in to it. The most basic may to describe it would be to take a simple cube then change a few of the lines and now you have the anamorphic version of the cube, the Necker Cube. I started to look in to artists that were invested in to anamorphic drawings, paintings, and sculptures. These pieces involved drawing reflected on to a cylindrical mirror creating the image, to shadows casted by structures made completely of silverware.
All of this leads to the fact that Art has changed how I view not just other pieces of Art, but every person and object in my life. It got me to look on the tiniest of details and change them in one hundred different ways just to see how different the outcome might be. These changes can make the object in to a puzzle or just might be as simple as changing how you view or use an object. Thanks to the people around me and thinking of how I can change the world, literally or figurative, made me who io am today. Art has made me who I am today.
Mark White (10th Grade; 1/24/13)