As an art director, I feel it is important to surround yourself with great works. By looking at art every day, you not only grow as a designer in your creativity and expression, but you grow as a person. Art has extensive effects on the brain and body. "Art accesses some of the most advanced processes of human intuitive analysis and expressivity and a key form of aesthetic appreciation is through embodied cognition, the ability to project oneself as an agent in the depicted scene," said Christopher Tyler, director of the Smith-Kettlewell Brain Imaging Center.
For me, what I choose to surround myself with is not only a direct reflection of who I am, but who I want to be. I choose works that push my thinking and demands that I step out of my comfort zone. Through this, I am a better art director, thinker, and person.