Adolescent Development and Lives - Note metaphors of acting and poetry in art.
Adolescence is one of the most turbulent periods in athletic and personal history. It is a time when much of your inner and outer world assumes hitherto unknown intensity and your thoughts and feelings outgrow your ability to give them proper form and expression. The inner world of thoughts and feelings, the outer world of forms of expression, provides a framework for new explorations of meaning.
All art media are at the center of the struggle to unite the inside and the outside. These media serve as a vehicle to help form a new worldview. This crucially important role has often been overlooked. It is the manipulation of words, pictures, and clay to bring ideas, thoughts, and feelings into organized form. Making paintings, plays, sculptures, etc., is to leave a living record of the world of youth where youth crosses over to the world of youth.
Shakespeare reminds us that actors provide "the abstraction and chronicle of our time." It's good to remember that young people's involvement in some or all of the arts tells us not only about their personal world, but also about what we, as adults, want to pass on to them.
There is a fundamental belief that engagement in the visual arts does a lot for those who have so-called talent and talent, and little for those who don't. However, this view is plagued by the fact that it is very difficult to identify talent, especially in adolescence. In fact, there is no theory to explain the emergence of talent, and no single set of criteria by which talent can be identified. The challenges involved in defining creativity, talent, talent, and the problem of separating what young people should be able to do and what some individuals can achieve open up the exploration of new perspectives.
In short, the works of adolescent students are a veritable abstract and chronicle of ours and their times. They reflect the developmental challenges that mark the journey to maturity and reflect what adults cherish and value. In a world of pop culture, computers and artificial intelligence, we live surrounded by images reduced to symbols with a single meaning. A work of art, on the other hand, tells a story in a more complex relational way.
Myungja Anna Koh