December 8, 2008
Whether it may be through dance, music, or painting, it is undeniable how art plays a significant part in our history, interests, inspirations, aspirations, and daily life. Everyone has a story to tell; some choose to tell their story through art. Art is a documentation of a certain time period that expresses or conveys an emotion that relates to the world around us; the skill or need to create art is primary and the subject matter is secondary. Artists create stories and express their feelings through their art. A respected artist who expresses his feelings of his Haitian culture is Philippe Dodard; by using masks in his art, he proves that his Haitian culture has their own identity using themes of spirituality and history.