Sunday, February 22, 2009

constructed realities

this series of images does not represent a single moment or event in my life, but rather refers to a continual, repetitive process. this work is both about the event documented and the images that remain. i am attempting to introduce Life into places that seem incapable of housing it, that seem completely undesirable and uninhabitable. i find that the more i pay attention, investigate, have faith, embrace process (in both life and art)... the more beautiful and fulfilling the outcome.

with that said, i'd like to include some quotes from Sol LeWitt's "Sentences on Conceptual Art" (1969) (although i wouldn't dare place my work into the Conceptual art category)...
13. a work of art may be understood as a conductor from the artist's mind to the viewer's. but it may never reach the viewer, or it may never reach the artist's mind.
18. one usually understands the art of the past by applying the conventions of the present thus misunderstanding the art of the past.
19. the conventions of art are altered by works of art.
22. the artist cannot imagine his art, and cannot perceive it until it is complete.
25. the artist may not necessarily understand his own art. his perception is neither better nor worse than that of others.
30. there are many elements involved in a work of art. the most important are the most obvious.
32. banal ideas cannot be rescued by beautiful execution.

2 comments:

Jesiah said...

I respect Sol LeWitt but I don't agree with him.

erinwegner said...
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