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Alex
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Hi there!

Bunnyhat is my artist pen name, but my real name is Alexander. Just call me Alex!

About me, I'm an aspiring artist whose dream is to one day be able to publish his original stories! I like drawing while listening to RPG Game Soundtracks (even if I have never played all the games they were made for, as long as they're good!). I particularly like Shimotsuki Haruka's songs and the GUST Team's music that was for the awesome games of the Atelier Series and for the Ar Tonelico games.

Other details about me are: I can't live without chocolates, Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola and a fruit from my homeland called Chirimoya (︶ω︶)

Nice to meet you! I hope you like my gallery ヾ(。・ω・。)

:icontaikobonoesplz: <- Taikobo from Houshin Engi, the character that was the origin of my artist pen name "Bunnyhat".
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Hi guys! How have you been? It's been a while! (´ヮ`)

A few days ago I wrote a post in this poll, which asked:  
"Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?"

poll.deviantart.com/425/
poll.deviantart.com/425/?offse…

I think that the question was very open and that the answers could vary in many ways. From my point of view, it depended on our own interpretations of the question and on how we feel about art and ourselves, and it even went beyond that. "To sense" is deeper than "to feel", for it evoques our interpretation of reality as well, because a "sense of who we are" is also related to how we feel and perceive the world, since the world is reflected in each person's mind in different ways. In this regard it touched something that is very important to many of us, and I think that's the reason why it was such an open question (Or at least, I think that it was intended). So I wrote this answer after reflecting about these facts.

I also post it here because I don't want to lose this post. This reflection could be useful for myself too so I'm copying it here in my journal for future reference. And it may not be an elaborated essay, but I hope that these ideas are useful to other people in the future!

Thanks to :iconakirou4: who encouraged me to post this opinion in my journal!

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Well, it is a very open question, and with the complexity that we human beings have, it may depend on A LOT of things. I thought of this question a little beyond the sense of myself in a way that if you want, could be called "beyond the individual", for culture and historical contexts will come to play. This may sound a bit "too much" or "overanalyzed" to some if we relate this to the the mere question, but let's, for example, remember that art during the Renaissance in Europe did change many people's worldviews, in a way that it helped recover and re-create sensitivities lost long ago when the classical civilization from that continent fell, and it represented the flourishment of many things, not only of the beautiful architecture and art, but also was a birth of new attitudes and, interestingly, worldviews (which relates to the "sense of self" in the people). But for this to happen, the artists from that time had to look for and contemplate the ancient art that had been lost (and rediscover their techniques). In their cases, art undoubtedly changed their senses of themselves to the point of defining their lives. And this could happen again in the future, if the right conditions are there, because there are many places where once amazing cultures thrived, but they couldn't prosper due to different reasons.


Another example could be when a very curious person suddenly saw an old "map of travelers" (which in the past were almost all artistically made). Even when filled with imagination and dream lands of lore, they may have inspired vogages that set sail to see or discover the world beyond the cultures of the art's observers...  In these aspects art has played a role, but it also depended on who saw that art and at what point of history id happened. Zheng He, Columbus, you name it... Something made them feel that they had a mission and gave them reassurance of their sense and view of themselves as "potentially successful explorers". But one thing is certain: What they did, for both good and bad, changed the world forever. Other people's views of the world and of themselves in the world was changed due to them. This may be hard for us to imagine, in a world where many of us think that we know all and where it's so easy for the information to travel lightspeed.

Or, let's think of the huge Nazca lines. They can suddenly bring our conception of art to a whole new scale! Even if now we know that they were potentially made for mainly religious reasons. But, in ancient cultures, art, religion and political messages weren't so separated things. But whatever the reason, they served purposes that had a lot to do with directioning the Nazca people's sense of themselves and their culture in relation to their world.

To conclude I think that art, for some people, can definitely change the sense of themselves just by itself, specially if they dream of becoming artists; while for others it could be art joined with other disciplines, such as history, or literature, in which case it could serve the purpose of envisioning. And for others, art could just change the sense of themselves simply by the act of contemplating it, depending on their sensitivities or on how much they feel that the art they see is related to themselves or if it inspires their purpose in life.

I also think that art, if beautiful and well done, can positively actualize the sense of ourselves and the world, now that we live in an era opaqued by industries, war and so many things going on. Art is more necessary now than ever! That being said, I think that many people won't feel anything new of any particular change just by looking at art. It depends on each individual, on the type and quality of the art, on its relation to the individual or her/his culture (or "how relevant it is"), and maybe on many other things.

Thanks if you read all of this and if you didn't it's okay!

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What do you think? 
Can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

Bunnyhat 
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kirby144 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday, I hope you are enjoying it.
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BunnyHat-J Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much dude! I am! :D I hope you have an awesome day too!
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kirby144 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have so far.
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Thank you very much for add my photo to your favorites!!
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BunnyHat-J Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I loved your cosplays :3
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Thank you so much for le +watch!~
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BunnyHat-J Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! (⌒▽⌒)☆
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^.^ Arigato for le Llama~
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You're welcome! Llamas are the best :D
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merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
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