I've read that a thoughtful ancient Greek used three criteria in his evaluation of a work of art:
1. Does it indicate a level of skill by the artist? (craftsmanship);
2. Does it provide beauty? (composition); and
3. Is it interesting? (creativity).
fair academic evaluation, I think, follows an initial, emotional -
favorable or negative - reaction by the viewer. That initial
reaction should be spontaneous, and not something contrived by the
artist. So, as I selectively manipulate 'real world' elements into a
piece of artwork, I try to stay aware of craftsmanship, composition,
and interest; but leave the emotional response to you.
all my artworks are acrylic - and other water based media - on panels I
fabricate from salvaged hollow-core doors and other recycled building
materials. I like the idea of windows and doors conveying us –
visually and/or physically – between the security of our familiar
spaces to the less certain worlds beyond.
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