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Lesson Plans

meaning and intentions

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CSP (duckplace)
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 23:31:46 -0800 (PST)

>That certainly doesn't mean the work has no meaning, but it means I
welcome you bringing your own meaning to it - just don't tell
everybody it IS "about" what YOU decide it's "about".<

Are you speaking to me personally here BB? I can't even imagine why I
would want everyone to see a work as I see it. My job is to help
people "look" and "respond" and learn to "trust" their own points of
view. A work that I really "connect to" grows with me through time.
Everyone brings their own agendas, experiences, values, and eyes to
any work. That's exciting to me. Dialogue, questions, diverse points
of view. The artist is just part of the equation. I am an artist,
too. Thankfully, I'm an authority on nothing.

>But, when you say "them", do you mean you meet ARTISTS who haven't
previously realized they don't know the intention at the moment of
creation, or do you mean the students realize that artists don't
always know
that. If the artists tell you that, do you really believe them? I'd
be skeptical.<

The first thing you said. Includes me as well. Yes I believe them.
Why would they or I lie? What's to be gained? Maybe we're having a
semantics problem here?

"We are each of us angels with one wing. And we can only fly by embracing each other."
Luciano de Crescenzo

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