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Free Speech Zone: Is human life more valuable than art?


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Juan Velaquez Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Juan Velasquez, Studio Art

“Art goes away eventually and it’s a materialistic thing, and I love painting so I know how important it is and would love for it to exist forever, but it can’t so care more about the lives that can give us the art”

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Bobby Adam Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Bobby Adam, Art

“Probably the people, because the art can be replaced.”

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Cassandra Gonzalez Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Cassandra Gonzalez, Sociology

“The lost of humans, humans life’s are way more important”

Lesile Duran Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Leslie Duran, Sociology

“Persons life is more important people are more valuable than art.”

Sovauuika Touch Photo credit: Derrick Coleman

Sovauuika Touch, Nursing

“I think human life means more, although the art is very enspwnsive and sometimes can’t replace, it cannot replace a life.”


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Edgar Mendoza
Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer
Edgar Mendoza is the current staff writer for Talon Marks, having formerly held the positions of Managing and Community Editor. He is studying Journalism at 20 years of age, and hopes to one day attend USC Annenberg to study communications. He believes there’s a bright side to everything, and hopes to one day start a publication that features positive and uplifting news.
Quinae Austin
Quinae Austin, Staff Writer
 Quinae Austin is currently a staff writer for Cerritos College’s Talon Marks. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Los Angeles and obtain her Bachelor of Arts in TV,Film, and Broadcasting. She has a YouTube vlog called "The Way It Is" . Her dream job is to work for Glamour or Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman, Co-Multimedia Editor
Derrick Coleman is the Co-Multimedia Editor at Talon Marks. He was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he lived for 15 years before coming to the United States. His goal is to start his own photography business.
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    Skyler RainsMar 17, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Art matters. It is not simply a leisure activity for the privileged or a hobby for the eccentric. It is a practical good for the world. The work of the artist is an expression of hope – it is homage to the value of human life, and it is vital to society. Art is a sacred expression of human creativity that shares the same ontological ground as all human work. Art, along with all work is the ordering of creation toward the intention of the creator. -Michael Gungor
    This quote approaches the immediate opposite of what most people would answer when answering the question “Is human life more valuable than art?”. Look at both sides. Art is a preservative of history. History is a very important part of the world. Quote: “The “sanctity of life” is the idea that human lives are inherently valuable — more valuable than any other material thing there is.The fact that we value human life owes itself to various religious traditions. Without religion, can it be justified? Philosophers often reference human rationality as the reason for their value. Is this good enough today?”
    While material achievements from one person, especially earlier on in human history are extremely important, they do not deem risking one’s life in an attempt to rescue that achievement, because, human life, is infinitely more important than material objects. Especially nowadays, when art can be viewed by anybody with a device, and even replicated to perfection by skillful artists. While art is a wonderful means of self expression, and an insightful look into our history, it does not deem risking the most valuable thing we, as a people can have, life. Draw the easy conclusion for yourself.

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Free Speech Zone: Is human life more valuable than art?