Monday, March 24, 2008

Advice to a Young Artist

As I get to be an older artist, I worry less and less about my own or other artist's intentions, but look directly at the objects themselves. As artists we make objects. It is my suggestion that you research and think about the "intentional fallacy" problem in the discussions of art, artists and art objects. All too often we analyze the artwork by talking about the intentions of the artists and the viewers but not the art objects themselves. The objects have physical presence and frequently physical power in and of themselves.