Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Most artists I know feel this way. Art is an expression of inward truths manifested in words, brush strokes, movement, and sound. The most powerful art leaves its audience reflecting on the experience and how it pertains to their lives. It helps us understand empathy, but it also allows us to question our beliefs, giving us room to grow.
This is why I love this video from the brilliant site of Gregorybutifthis. The piece gives me hope that enduring the pandemic may shape us into a better society and give us new insight into creating a better world.