Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

How Do You See It?

Front?  Back?  Up?  Down?

Do you remember the children’s book where the small bear walks into a box that gets loaded on a truck?

Page after page we get a feel for his view.

What about another bear standing on the sidewalk? What did they see?

And the bear wheeling the box on the handtruck up the ramp. What viewpoint did he experience?

Some days I think of public art that way.

Perhaps I see a sculpture as confusing. The next person sees whimsy. Or a life lesson.

Is one person right? Did the artist intend only one perspective? Or does he want our imaginations to stir and fly to new places.

Just for fun invent a caption.