Monday, January 5, 2009

The Value of Pondering...

"All art should have a certain mystery and should make demands on the spectator. Giving a sculpture or a drawing too explicit a title takes away part of that mystery so that the spectator moves on to the next object, making no effort to ponder the meaning of what he has just seen. Everyone thinks that he or she looks but they don't really, you know."
Henry Moore, sculptor

1 comment:

Paula Scott said...

So true, so true. Although striking that balance between mystery and meaning is where the true gift lies. Sometimes things are too myterious and my brain hurts from trying to figure it out!