Overlooked arts

Non-traditional examples of art



Animals, plants and the food on your plate at dinner time are all everyday encounters that are actually a product of art. Agriculture takes time and perseverance to perfect a certain process and have a beautiful outcome. The seemingly endless hours from dawn to dusk fertilizing fields and pastures, planting and harvesting at the right time, and making sure the animals get whatever they need from attention to medical care all take trial, error and effort to make it better every time.
“I think certain parts of agriculture could be an art form and for me the obvious one is landscaping and floral arranging,” STEM and Agriculture advisor Robert Richards said. “And those types of things, but also in the way that you would lay out your crops could be a form of art,” Richards said.


Art isn’t just painting, it is what makes your house from the foundation to the roof and everything in between as well as everything else around you. The people who make them aren’t just people, they are artists. People like construction workers and mechanics take time honing their skills to create art that benefits us everyday.
“I get to build things, it’s hands-on. It’s just the best class,” junior Marcus Hill said.
“Once you get it done you get to see the final piece and a cool outcome,” senior Timothy Vliet said. “You get to see what you’ve fixed and watch it work again.”


Baking is an art form that brings many people comfort.
Junior Gabrielle Heath is a local business owner who sells baked goods. She has been baking since she was little, and she is completely self-taught. She runs the business on her own, though her mom sometimes helps with packaging orders.
Heath found her passion while baking cookies with her family when she was young. She began wanting to open a bakery in third grade so she made it happen.
“It makes me feel pretty good,” Heath said. “I don’t know, it just puts me in a zone and I just feel like all of the things I could do are just endless. I have so much free creativity with it. Anyone can do anything, make different flavors of different things or try different designs or really anything.”
Heath also enjoys being creative while making sugar cookies, and flavored cookies are her favorite to make.
Anyone can order from her using her Facebook page, emailing her, or talking to her in person.


When senior Paul Marshall sits down to relax after a long day, his preferred method to do so is gaming. In recent years gaming has become more and more widely accepted as a method of relaxation and enjoyment, but, the unrepresented side of video games is the beauty and art of video games.
Recently, games have become almost indistinguishable from reality. Such as the critically acclaimed “Half-Life: Alyx” which Marshall found to be
indistinguishable from reality. “It truly immerses you in the world you are playing,” Marshall said.
Another side that is heavily unrepresented is the emotional side of video games, or in other words, what games make you feel. A well known example of emotions in video games has to be 2018’s “God Of War” it follows Kratos and his son Atreus on their journey to scatter his wife’s ashes, the emotional depths of this game lie in the bond between Kratos and Atreus, the two of them do not know each other much due to Kratos not being around for Atreus’ childhood, but the two of them have to kindle a relationship while dealing with monsters and one of the big tests of life: Grief.