When one is asked to talk about themselves, the question appears so broad and intimidating- they are drawn to a blank. The same for me is true. You could take the answer into any direction, pick from an endless selection of topics and stories; ending up at a completely different conclusion than one if you had spoken about your childhood or your art style- It’s a response to the same question, just a different thought pattern.
However, I do not have the time of day to delve too deep into that rabbit hole. A wonderfully helpful trait of mine is procrastination. The trait never fails it seems and today is no exception. This blog post is late. Let’s march on.
An aim of mine, and this being the absolute foundation of my character and passion, is to always have my mind at work. Most certainly not in an academic way in terms of mathematics. I am much rather drawn towards the unpacking of visual arts including cinematography, painting and fashion. That world is a lot more exciting and most certainly a lot less likely to end in chaos.
When reality becomes tiresome and unpredictable, I turn to this world, a world that is calculated and articulate whilst at the same time is not- The arts allowed me to understand life and has opened my eyes to new knowledge. As time has gone on, I’ve realized although I’ve come to despise maths- It’s not too different from art.
Fashion, much like mathematics has sections that are all possible to decipher and are ready to challenge and intrigue you- The sharp lines of symmetry connects to Alexander Macqueen’s more recent works of tailored suits and clean cut corsets. Calculus- Forever changing and morphing becomes Iris Van Harphen’s gorgeous gowns creating the illusion of rippled water.
Cinematography, the main love of my life has saved me countless times from rough winter months and lonely hours. Films, especially American ones during my childhood, has shaped me both in mind and voice. I loved films and consumed them so much as a child, my voice has an American twang to it. You need to consider math in almost every aspect of cinematography- The rule of thirds, the angles of the camera, the duration of each shot (Which should never be longer than three seconds I’ve been told). The more I think about it, the more I see!
I suppose this whole tangent appeared as broad as the question asked to me at the beginning. However, now is the time to finally, properly answer my tutor’s question. I am a person who is a product of all things good and bad- The things I both love and hate. Life is fluid. Through learning and adapting, we can change our minds . We can either be constantly be at battle with our foes, or befriend them.
I may not have loved math the way I had wanted to but with new understanding I have come to see it’s merit. How it becomes an essential part of my favourite things in life.
I am a product of fluid love. Always changing. Always adding new loves of my life to my ever growing collection.