Hi guys! I'm AdMo. I'm INFp. 4w3. typical. Archon's sister. He basically forced me to make an account way back when and now I'm using it.
Here's some stuff I think. If you're INFp do you agree? If not, how do you do things? I would love to know if I'm crazy or not.
This is most of an essay I wrote for class on Art in my life. It was a "get to know you as a person" paper, so I took the libertly of being frivolous and abstract.
I bolded some key sentances if you're a lazy reader.
There are many forms of art. Some artists focus only on the physical: form, color, the beauty of objects and scenes. I choose to use the physical to communicate what I most want to explore: ideas. They don’t have to be complex or mind-shattering, but when something is being created there is more than meets the eye. I am interested in visual art, poetry, and art therapy because they provide a way to delve deeper into meaning and the human psyche.
I use poetry as a way to organize and confront ideas. My poetry originates from the transient thoughts I can’t yet put into words. So I find a mental image or scene that best represents the idea. Each poem originally starts as a picture. I choose elements in the scene that evoke strong associations to the original idea and try to find words to describe them.
The poetry and lyrics I enjoy most are those that create a sense of dual responsibility for the writer and the audience. The writer must creatively and carefully choose the words that will “nudge” the reader towards an idea. But I also believe it isn’t the writer’s responsibility to spell everything out. At a certain point the reader must use their own understanding, memories, and associations of the poem’s words to bridge the gap between themselves and the writer. In my ideal poem (or any type of art) an exchange of information occurs and connections form in a way you cannot otherwise experience.
Through reading and writing poetry, we can explore the questions: Can two people have such similar mind sets that only 20 words will both lead them to the same conclusions? And if not, what is another way to get there?
Drawing in my sketchbook is like organizing a paper. It helps me brainstorm ideas and construct them into more meaningful pictures. I like to plan out possible paintings, sculptures, clothes, photographs, and drawings before I do them to explore the various ways I can present my idea. This process helps me familiarize myself with the subject. I have learned, however, to not become frustrated if a piece can’t be executed as planned. There is beauty in a spontaneous stroke of red or a crooked stitch.
I think visual art is important because we rely so much on verbal communication that we forget there are other ways to be heard. Everyone has a unique perception of reality, and art can show those differences or similarities. Art is a way to explore and communicate your findings, to share truths and compare them to others. The abstract presents an even more concrete idea that a realistic portrayal can. This is because it cuts away distraction and aims to distill a story to its essence. Art in this way questions what we think reality is- the mental or the physical- and who defines it. The challenge to turn ourselves away from how we’ve been taught to think is intriguing and one I’m willing to put effort into.
The title of my paper is “Adverbs Modify”, a phrase I learned while taking Latin I grammar. This is a simple concept that everyone uses but for some reason it stuck with me. After thinking about it (and complicating its meaning) I figured out why. I like this phrase because it describes the importance of the implied meaning of an action over the physical action itself. Does someone smile maliciously or do they smile gratefully? In the end, the smile doesn’t matter, only our perception of it. I use art in my life to reach conclusions about the world and find new perspectives from which to view it.