Anthony Ramos

Allentown, PA

I’ve always loved drawing and the process of art since I was just a child. Although when I began my educational journey my first semester of college, one of my professors entirely changed the way I view art.

During a lecture, the professor was discussing how long art has been around. Our most primitive ancestors, who only knew of eating, sleeping, and surviving, still managed to find the time to paint on rock walls. He asked us to really sit and think about why that was.

We sat in silence waiting him to reveal the answer to his own question. He said, “because art is indispensable to humankind, and that is a clear indicator of how important it was and always will be to use these forms of art to express ourselves and tell stories.” I remember leaving class that day and going home and really thinking to myself, wow, that is powerful.