was interviewed today by a student who is writing a paper for her art
appreciation class. She chose my self-portrait "It's What You Reveal" for her
example of "what is art". It was really interesting to hear what effect
my paintings had on her and her classmates.
You put your art out
into the world, and its no longer yours. Everyone has their thoughts,
ideas, and opinions about it, and about what you were trying to express.
Sometimes it's spot on, and sometimes it's completely off base... but
it's not really, because once it's out in the world, it's up to the
viewer to decide what that piece of art means.
So... what is this woman hiding? A grin? A frown? Is she angry? Crazy? Trying to seduce you? Or perhaps she just wants everyone to go away and leave her alone. What is she hiding on a deeper level? What is she revealing to you? And what are you hiding and revealing?
Painter, painting coach and owner of Painting Soiree on Santa Fe http://paintingsoiree.net
Introverted extrovert, recovering workaholic, deliberate creator, singer of songs, lover of life, night owl, balance seeker, and the list goes on...