this week and came away with a reinforced philosophy about
the subjectivity of art, summed up as:
"I may not know much about art, but I know what I like".
A cliched oversimplification to be sure, but based in truth...
As individuals, we bring our unique perspective to everything we see,
and that becomes our reality for framing a decision about whether
something is "art" or not. Take a look at these side by side images...
Conceptually I understand the distinction, but emotionally I formed
a deeper attachment to Grandma Prisbrey's lifelong work
than to Kelley's made-to-be-exhibited creations.
Bottom line is, we will always have to decide for ourselves.
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and then you can ponder the validity of each...