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The ear is one of the five sense that  a person is born with. We, however, are not always given the power to use each of them. When I think of an ear, I think of our other senses, all working together to create a comprehensive body language.

Exceptionalities make us unique, special, and individual. The ear, which listens to lots of different sounds from all kinds of people, is great at identifying exceptionality through sound. The sounds that our own ears choose to hear show our own identities and exceptionalities as well.

My body part was the right eye. I created my body part with clay, a sculpting tool, markers, and some fake bristles to help with the eyebrows. My sculpture is important to me because it gave me the ability to interpret a body part on a small piece of paper into whatever I wanted. It gave me free reign and gave me control of how I saw the right eye. This shows my exceptionality as it allows my interpretation, which is different from others, of what I think of when it comes to the right eye and allows me to show my uniqueness. This is what I believe exceptionality is all about. Everyone has their own uniqueness which in its own, is why they are exceptional in their own way. The human eye also reminds me that everyone sees the world in a different way and have had their own experiences. It shows me that I should not judge anyone as they may see things differently than I do.

The eye is the source of sight. But our eyes also lead to blindness to others. We presume that with the ability to see we can see everything that needs to be seen. But what is hard to reckon is the fact that just because you can see does not mean that you can see a person for who they are or what they are experiencing in their life. We assume that what we see is the truth and all that needs to be seen, when in fact our eyes do not allow us to see the truly important details. Our ability to see does not allow us to see what someone is going through in life. We are not gifted with the ability to see nothing other than physical traits in a person. W can use tools to enhance our sight, but the bottom line is that without taking the time to get to know someone, our sight is inevitably useless.

Every person is exceptional in their own way. Some people have different exceptionalities than others. Every person has their own battle to fight. I am exceptional because I have an anxiety disorder. It doesn’t make me any less of a person than anyone else; I just handle things differently. Having an exceptionality is not a negative thing. It gives you a chance to see the world through a completely different lens. Exceptional people are the same as people that aren’t exceptional. They just do things differently and have different obstacles to face. Taking this course has been an amazing experience. It shows the impact of art therapy on all people, including those who have exceptionalities. Art is an amazing creative outlet to help deal with the struggles of everyday life. Working with the urban outlet to help deal with the struggles of everyday life. Working with the urban artisans has really emphasized the fact that people with exceptionalities are really no different than those without. They just do things differently, and in some cases, better than those without exceptionalities. The body part that I was given was the forehead and skull. These body parts represent exceptionality because they hold the brain and contain everything that makes you, you. I made my artwork a collage of different people’s heads to represent that each person has their own type of exceptionality.