Tuesday, February 9, 2010


02.09.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

This statue is motionless and stoic - and from this view, one that is easily passed by. Yet, on second glance, you can 'read' an emotion in her posture - is it anticipation?, curiosity?, contemplation?, observation?, or something else.....The more I studied this perspective, the more I wondered...that wonderment did not lead me to the same conclusion as the artist, but it did nurture an internal exploration!

So, does it really matter what emotion is elicited here? Or is it more important that I interacted with the statue from my own perspective? Do we strive for 'right answers' or do we encourage conversation and discourse or do we (can we) do both? Just thinking outloud....Garden of Hope & Courage, Naples Community Hospital, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I'm for the questioning and interpreting. Once an artist, be they visual artist, composer, writer completes a piece it is there for the public to interact with. We bring our life experiences to what we see and can't help but relate with our own stories and emotions.