Akin to the age-old philosophical question of “What came first, the chicken or the egg?,” people often ask, “Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?”
I don’t like this question because this question presumes a sequence. A linearity. In life, there is no sequence. Growth, maturing, progress, and process are developments that take place, and not in a linear fashion. There are ups, downs; progressions, regressions; highs, lows.
So, people ask a question that does not exist within a proper framework. In the same way life works, the question “does art imitate life or does life imitate art” should not have sequence. It isn’t linear. It is circular. The question, as people have framed it, is a square that does not fit its answer–a round peg.
So, does art imitate life or does life imitate art? The real answer is: The art came first. Why? Because life IS art. Our bodies are art. Our movement is art. Our existence is art. The exchanges that take place on a cellular and microcellular level to create life is art. It’s all art.
And so, from a more-encompassing, and wholesome perspective, the true answer is that: The Art Came First.
About the artist:
Hendro Soetrisno - Hendro Soetrisno captures the magic of the world through his lens, creating awe-inspiring images. He experiments with colors in post-production to enhance the natural beauty of his subjects, drawing inspiration from children's books and animations. His ultimate goal is to transport his audience to enchanting worlds that inspire wonder.
Daniella Doodles - Inspired by the beautiful landscape and scenery of South Africa, Daniella Doodles has a distinctly unique style marked by delicate yet colorful line art that brings everyone joy and can light up any room! Daniella has been drawing since her early years. In fact, Daniella has even illustrated a published book of poetry titled, "A Few Slivers of Light" by Jess Robus.
Daniella is an OG and has been in the NFT space since 2018. She has successfully become a full-time crypto artist and boasts some big-name OG collectors like Moderats, Basileus, Gabusch Nanimalisimo, Batsoupyum, & Bharat Krymo, to name a few...