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To me, music is one of the greatest forces that we have. It is so powerful that no matter how hard you try, it is almost impossible to keep music from entering your body, you can’t stop the vibrations. I read that Jerry Garcia eventually pursued a living in music over painting just because of the sheer power that music possessed and the number of people that can be exposed to it. It is possible that visual art can have the same powerful effect on people but it is harder to achieve I think. Only those people that view it are able to experience it. When confronted with an image some may close their eyes, turn the page, or simply refuse to look. Only those that do look at it and think about it may have life a changing experience. After knowing people that really do not care about art or visual stimulation, I think that for these people art is easy to be ignored and forgotten. I think this is because visual art enters the body only through the eyes. Once the image has made it through the eyes, then it is able to possibly affect the rest of the body. Music however is a breathing force-it has vibrations and enters a body through the ears, our feet, our whole body, and if the music is loud enough and you,re in front of the speakers you can actually feel the music pushing your body back. You may not understand the language the song is sung in, you may even hate the song, or love, but as soon as you hear the music your body is effected in some way. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say “I have no idea what they are saying, but man, I just want to dance!”. But probably the most common show of strength that music has is, 106and we all know what I’m talking about, how hard it is to get a song

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

Splat Art Magazine May/June 2011  

underground art magazine

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