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Why Art Matters

The end of last school year we sponsored a great art project. It was called "Windows of Me" taught at Independence and Provo High. We discussed the difference between "mirror art" and "window art." Students contributed their thoughts on how "mirror art" reflects what people want to see. Mirror art is generally surface level. You can think of it as an Instagram feed where every photo is perfectly posed to present a beautiful perception of reality. "Window art," on the other hand, lets you see into the artist's thoughts, feelings, and soul. Window art allows for much more dimension and meaning. Students were instructed to construct a display of 9 tiny "windows," each shedding light on a particular aspect of their unique...

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