“The main reason I enjoy art so much is that it expresses more than I can ever say in words, which is why it is so beautiful. As I am drawing, my mind can wander freely without barriers, and it can open to new ideas. I also enjoy art because everyone can perceive a piece in a different way. It not only has a strong influence on individuals, but also on society, shaping views, establishing values, and communicating information across distance and time, and it reveals the truth hidden underneath the surface. It helps me to open up and to view things I am dealing with from a different perspective. It clears my mind, freeing me from stress and negative thoughts.” Sydney is a student at South Fork High School.