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HUM100 Dr. Becky Meadows8-4-1 Project 2 Short Answer Responses Guidelines 1.Explain why you believe humans have a need to expressthemselves through created artifacts. It is my belief that humans create their artifacts as a way to creatively express their emotions, and communicate something they feel so passionate about. We learned through our readings in earlier themes that some humans create artifacts for monetaryvalue, and in fact make a living from them. Others create artifacts for fame and gloryor to entertain others. For my artifact, The Starry Nightby Vincent van Gogh, I felt that van Gogh truly created this artifact, and many others, as a form of emotional expression. In fact, van Gogh only sold one piece while he was alive. (“MoMA.”) He was able to sink himself into his art and capture many different facets of emotion which was portrayed in his paintings. I think the concept that was most relatable to