Art is a subjective experience. It is something that is created by the artist, but it is also interpreted by the viewer. Each person will have their own unique reaction to a piece of art, and no two people will see it exactly the same way. This is what makes art so special. It is a way for us to connect with each other on a deeper level, and to share our own unique experiences and perspectives.
Take for example this piece I made. I was looking to make a wall hanging featuring gingko leaves, but while making the leaves I thought they resembled butterfly wings. This then lead to me making a piece of art where the leaves are transforming into butterflies. Or are the butterflies transforming into gingko leaves? Or is it just a butterfly flying by a gingko leaf? It’s subjective and can be interpreted in any way by the viewer.
There are many different types of art, and each one can be interpreted in a variety of ways. A painting, for example, can be seen as a representation of reality, or it can be seen as a symbol of something else entirely. A piece of music can evoke a range of emotions, from joy to sadness to anger. A poem can be a simple description of a scene, or it can be a complex exploration of human nature.
The beauty of subjective art is that it allows us to see the world in new and different ways. It can challenge our beliefs, broaden our horizons, and make us more empathetic to others. It can also be a source of great joy and inspiration.
When we experience art, we are not just looking at a painting or listening to a piece of music. We are also tapping into our own emotions, memories, and experiences. This is what makes art so powerful. It can connect us to something larger than ourselves, and it can help us to understand the world around us in a deeper way.
Of course, not everyone will appreciate every piece of art. Some people may find a particular painting to be boring, while others may find it to be deeply moving. This is perfectly normal. There is no right or wrong way to experience art. The most important thing is to simply open yourself up to the experience, and to let the art speak to you in its own way.
So next time you encounter a piece of art, take some time to really look at it, listen to it, or read it. Let it wash over you, and see what it evokes in you. You may be surprised at what you find.