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Celebrating Diversity #1

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 6:29 AM
Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit! 

Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article ;) The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully experiencing dA myself and I want to put an end to that! 

And now, to the Art!


My motivation?

 
We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it. 
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places. 
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone thinks and does the same and everything is dull and boring and repetitive. 

Do you celebrate diversity?

  • How do you feel looking at something that is different, something that is unusual to you?
  • Are you willing to open your mind and experience new things? 

I have a little task for you!

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Go to the deviantART.com Homepage and browse thru a gallery you never visited before and share with me/us some amazing Art that you found by doing so :eager:

And you know what? If what you find is really awesome, maybe suggest it as a DD to a Community Volunteer! :eyes: 


"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear."
- Gene Roddenberry



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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great article! I'm still learning so much. I always liked this project :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle: I hope you will join the series :eager: 
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
I plan on it. May be a couple weeks but I plan on it :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sure, take your time :) 

Btw, and I do that too, you can start it in sta.sh and add a thumb whenever you come across something awesome :D 
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
That is a very good idea!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:D 
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a good article. Most people see in black and white so they`ll scorn you for simply being different. Plus, I am diverse when it comes to my gallery since I have three photos, several poems, a short story, three story with chapters, and a few pieces of digital art.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
People are very lazy when it comes to seeing more than the obvious and simple things. Being diverse can be both good and bad, but that is just how life works :) I wish more people were willing to accept that there is nothing simple, really :B
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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