arc. The way people create their life narrative can tell a lot about a person. Life isn’t told like a narrative but rather people pick certain events in their lives and derive meaning from them. People choose to include certain things in their story because they believe it has had a profound effect on the person he or she is today. Both of these work deal with looking back at one’s own life and past experiences.The untitled art work by Avery Singer is like an artistic autobiography while Life’s Stories is an essay that analyzes how people tell their lives. After reading Life’s Stories , I understand how a person
tells his or her life can tell a lot about a person. Looking at the work of art by Singer with this perspective, I can learn a little about what events in her life affected her and what is important to her. It seems that to Avery, her father’s involvement in the art and film affected where she is today and probably is why she decided to be an artist. While Avery’s work is great, Life’s Stories kind of trivializes Avery’s work by dissecting the psychology behind, which in turn also drains its sentimental value from it as a whole.
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