I am sad to tell you that this will be my last post. The semester is almost over so my MMJ project as well. Surprisingly for me it was fun to have a blog and to share both mine and others views of the world and of art. My mission was to see what art means to people nowadays and the ways they accept it. In order to see how well I managed to answer my question, lets check out theirs:
The first person I interviewed was Svetlin Ivanov. He is a beatboxer and a singer.
“Art is life”
He started doing beatboxing when he was still a kid and because he said to himself:
“If somebody else can do it, then I can do it as well!”
The second person that I wanted to share with you was Alexandros Pefanis. He is a guy that has a tattoo with a special meaning. He dislikes people that use tattoos just to decorate their bodies without any meaning in them. He considers tattooing as an ancient art.
“Art for me is whatever seams beautiful in my eyes in my opinion. Let’s say art could be a tree, could be the sea, and art could be a girl that is very beautiful and also art could be a very nice made tattoo”
Next comes Stoyan Mavrodiev – the tattoo artist with no tattoos. For him tattooing is not only a job but also a vocation. It is something that he is good at and something that he does the best way he could.
“Tattoos are art. There is no other word. When I am drawing something with thoughts and feelings I and I leave it there, then I don’t think I can call it fishing or building a house!”
But at the question why doesn’t he have tattoos, he simply answers:
“I am still not crazy enough!”
Vicky is another person that I found really interesting. Her life has always been connected to art in every form of it. She is also a beautiful singer.
“Art is love, art is passion, art is everything!”
Gabriela Goergieva is a bit different that the other people that I interviewed. She is a 24 year old graduate from South West University. But the thing she loves to do most is to dance. She has dedicated almost her whole life in dancing. It has been a really hard journey but she regrets nothing.
“Dancing is the best of all arts. And art for me is beauty, elegance, glamour, something that is everywhere around me and something that makes me very happy!”
And the last person I wanted to introduce you to is Miroslav Yotov – a 37 year old artist from Varna, Bulgaria. As I also mentioned in the blog post – I am really proud of this interview since I do not know the guy, I have never met him or talked to him. But he was really happy to help me by sharing his thoughts.
“I draw form 6 to 8 hours a day. Sometimes even more. How many of you could say the same thing for you? How many of you dedicate this much time in something you love to do?”
I hope that it has been interesting for you to read those stories. It surely was for me to write them. I understood that art for people is not just a word. I understood that it is a hobby, a job, a vocation, a way of living. Every different person sees it differently and every different person appreciates it differently.
And what about me? What is art for me? Art is something that I need in my life in order to feel that I am living. Art is my way of showing the world how stupid it is to think of life as something completely serious. Life is ours in order to enjoy it. Find the thing that makes you happy.
Thank you for reading!