Near Southside, Inc. Near Southside, Inc.


Magnolia Village

Block 4

Brian Dickson

Art and Soul

When life throws people strenuous problems, some people tend to use drugs to flee the difficult task,
however, I use art to escape the outside world-to bask in my thoughts-and to find a solution. For me art
has been a gateway to problem-solving, it provides realization, reflection, and understanding. In my
work, I intended to use artistic formats to respond to domestic and worldwide problems or I use my art
to reflect on my everyday experiences and random thoughts. I want people to view my reflection of a
particular situation in my art and wonder what my mind was expressing abstractly, and respect the beauty of what they can
actually see. In closing, art is a positive and creative process that has been therapeutic and encouraging
to my life, and I plan to share my found peace with the world through my art.