My first thought when prompted with the question, “Why Music,” was home. Music creates a home and family for everyone across the globe. When creating my collage, I went through many different ideas and sketches. My first draft was of a large tree in the center, with roots flowing throughout the poster. I then came up with the idea of just different instruments composed of colored scraps. I had also thought about including a stoplight and different street signs. All of these ideas were important to me, but none of them filled my heart with the feeling that music gave me. I wanted everything on the poster to mean something to me- colors, images, words, placement, spacing, etc. The red is reminiscent of the infamous theater stage curtains that we all know so well. The black, on the other hand, is the potential that comes with music. Music can be anything you want it to be. It can symbolize anything you want it to symbolize. The hands around the edge of the red show the involvement and the eagerness that musicians have. Hands, to me, are a symbol of action and readiness. The cluster of eyes in the center is the family and community. It shows that there is no bias when you create music. Music frees us all of our links to society. The eyes are isolated from the chaos of the red, in a state of tranquility. The words speak for themselves about the welcoming attitude of the music community. As with all art, everyone is free to form their own opinions and thoughts about my collage. Remember, music will serve as a home for all.