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There are lots of subjects, but my favorite is art. One of the reasons I like art so much is because you can't go wrong. You can be as creative as you want. There are no limits. Unlike math, art isn't already made up for you. You can do anything you want. Two plus two doesn't have to equal four. It could equal 69 or 32, or even "eleventy-three!"

In my spare time, I enjoy drawing anything that comes to mind. Sometimes I wish instead of writing a current events report for homework, I could draw it out, like a comic.

In my kindergarten year, I would spend our many free periods of time smearing my paint-covered hands all over a large piece of paper clipped to a plastic easel. Years have gone by, and still my love for art remains. One thing I don't understand is why art is considered less important than all other subjects. Or, class will have art instruction once or twice a week, instead of four times, like math.

So why does math deserve more time than art? Is it more important? A lot of people think so. But why? Don't get me wrong -- it's not like I have anything against math, or any other subjects. But I think art is just as important.

There are many different kinds of art: illustrating, painting, martial arts, sculpting. Art can be anything that involves creativity and imagination, such as architecture, for example. Architecture is often thought of as something that would have to do with math, considering all of the scaling and such. But really, as long as it isn't a rectangular gray object shooting up from the ground, it involves a little creative thinking. Look at the Empire State Building, for example. Now that must have taken a lot of thinking through, not only mathematically, but artistically, too.


You can take your career to a lot of different places with art. You could be an illustrator, a cartoonist, a painter, a hairdresser, a comic-book writer, a fashion designer, a video-game designer, even a gourmet chef. Perhaps a scientist, too. It was, after all, Dr. Albert Einstein who said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

With a Perspective, this is Liza Phillips.