Art is supposed to be a method of communication. If I find a
piece of art find ridiculous, … Is it the artist’s fault for
poor communication, or my fault for not knowing the language?
i’m thoroughly intrigued by the discussion on catharsis, as it
pertains to all artistic paths. A Heartfelt Thank You to all
Orchid people for such a wonderful forum! in Kitchener, Ontario,
there is currently some vociferous commentary on public art.
specifically, on a piece of public art made of fiberglass,
painted orange, in front of the courthouse. ITs name is
"Aporia"–Greek for “doubt”. no one knows what it is, or what
it’s for, why 25 grand was spent on it etc. what it resembles,
is a giant orange turd–literally! to my mind, perhaps that
piece of art has served its purpose? but also serves as an
example of “art” that defies explanation. why would anyone buy
it? why do some people with mohawks sell the hairless sides of
their heads to advertisers? so much for eclecticism? erhard.