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Re: MEANING: Size

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 22:11:30 -0500


Hi everyone that has been writing about "Meaning and size". Especially
Henry whom I have missed. But all these comments have been so interesting
and I love when I have to think about things really hard like this is
making me do.
It made me think of some statement I have in one of my lectures about why
we teach art. And I think it is really one of these things there is no one
correct answer to but it gives you a chance to go off to many wonderful
thoughtpaths about the issue.
Anyway my statement is like this:
One of the many reasons we teach art is because it sharpens our
perception. That is; the artist herself sharpens and developes her own
perception as she creates her work of art , she expresses her experience in
the work and then the person who enjoys or appreciates the artwork
interprets this experience in her own way as she experiences the artwork
and by that sharpens her own perception.
This somehow to me is a part of the reason why meaning and intention are
not always going to be obvious. And we are today going to find meaning in
art works from before(or now) that were not at all the intention of the
artist, but yet this meaning may be important for us, for our experience
and perception.
Can it be like this?
Best regards from the far north, Rosa
P.s. by the way my own art quilts are of all different sizes and shapes and
have a meaning much beyond the one of covering a bed or keep a person warm.