Object 3: My sketchbook
June 2, 2021
The third object that I chose is my sketchbook. The sketchbook was bought to enlarge my art knowledge since I’m interested in art and has all of my drawings which enables to see my art knowledge immediately.
This object was chosen as my third object since the reason behind seeking knowledge was contrary to the second object. This object is particularly interesting for the exhibition since it shows the enjoyment from doing what we like can also be a reason for seeking knowledge. Although learning art doesn’t help me in university application at all, I still seek knowledge in art simply because I love to do so. The feeling that I’m creating something new attracted me and made me love art. The time doing art is one of the most precious time for me and I could readily dedicate my time. This highlights that liking something naturally leads people to seek knowledge. Although I’m busy with IB, I constantly seek knowledge in art. This is a great evidence that liking something is a strong reason why people seek knowledge.
The object also enriches the exhibition by dealing with ‘motivation’ which is another reason for seeking knowledge. The object enables me to see my improvement briefly and this motivates me to do art. If I look at the beginning and the end of the sketchbook, although it’s a small improvement, I can see that I got better at drawing lines, human body and wrinkles of the clothes. Looking at these improvements gives me an expectation that my knowledge and skill will improve a lot more in the future. This highlights that positive emotions that we feel by gaining knowledge is another factor why we seek knowledge. Since gaining knowledge requires a lots of effort, emotions that we feel through gaining knowledge is so big that it motivates us to seek more knowledge.
1. 우프과외방송. 2018. “[고등 수학 적분] 삼각 함수 적분.” YouTube video, 10:15. Posted August 11, 2018. Accessed 5 May, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyVw-uYm-GU&t=443s