A Whimsical Show Befitting This Season of Madness
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald
There is a very fancy art philosophical theory that boils down to a simple concept (at least for me; academic art historians may consider my explanation too simple-headed): that art is not just an inanimate object. It is an experience. In other words, a work of art doesn’t exist by itself. It has to be created by an artist with a certain intent. Of course! But then art meets a viewer who brings his or her own past experiences and temperament so that the entirety of the artwork is based on the art through the artist’s intentions, but is also subsequently interpreted by the viewer.