Should a piece of art stand on its own without any knowledge of the artist’s intent and/or an explanation of the image? We debated this question today at the critique group.
Here’s the reason for the discussion:
Do I need to tell you the story behind this collage for you to appreciate its value and to understand it? Does it truly matter what it represents? I really want to know your answer to that question, so please send me your comments, and then, maybe, if you’re interested, I’ll give you the story behind the original image.
PS: I’ve named it “Nose Tweakers.” (That’s a clue.)