Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
But another viewer may see that piece differently, likely will see differently. And therein the dimensions of artistic "expression", perhaps better described as artistic "observation"?
When I feel this way, analytical for lack of a better term, I slowly become aware of what is absent: the pleasure, pain or balance which flows from recognizing feelings. Just by virtue of considering, in an intellectual way, what a work might mean, I might be ignoring my own emotional state at any particular time....and I might be pushing important feelings aside. Ah, maybe that's the real contribution of art; if we let it, it can connect us to our feelings! Maybe?