Luis Cruz-Rios

“I believe art is important for society as it allows us to express our creativity”

Luis Cruz-Rios, Senior Artist

My name is Luis Cruz-Rios, I am a high school senior who has lived in Santa Maria, California for almost my entire life. I believe art is important for society as it allows us to express our creativity and even help translate basic and complex experiences or opinions to the world through basic shapes and colors. Producing art makes me feel a bit calm and more creative after I finish a project, after experiencing the different types of art, I would have to say that my favorite medium would have to be graphite and ink as it requires simple materials, yet the resulting artwork can be just as interesting and creative as other artworks. My future for art would most likely include using my creativity in any future situations I come across that require it, whether that be in my academic or personal life. Something that I have learned while experimenting with art would include the process of creating one- and two-point perspective art pieces and the elements of design. Living outside of town has led to a quiet and simple life and sometimes I need a little more excitement and creativity to keep my mind occupied.