Forty Ninth Question of the Day.

treesknowbest

(Nina’s painting called “Talking To Trees”.)

This question is sort of the essence of the Full Body Transplant experience.  Art is often seen as a way of expressing yourself.  If that “expressing” is defined as “squeezing something out”, then we have a mystery.

What is the self that is expressed through art?

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2 responses to “Forty Ninth Question of the Day.

  1. daemyann

    You have a talented wife, although I’m sure you don’t need to hear it from me.

    If the self displayed in art is “squeezed out”, I would consider it to be a little false.

    But that begs the question (in a literal sense) of whether or not expression is accurate representation… or ideal projection?

    …to which the answer is probably both.

    I think limiting the expression taking place in art to self expression is inaccurate… incomplete.

  2. I would say this. Every work of art demands a set of decisions. Whatever decisions the artist makes, the self is expressed in the process.

    Of course, the “self portrait” multiplies the equation exponentially.

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