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How do art lovers approach their passions for experiencing the creative efforts of artists? Its an impossible answer since there are so many ways people approach the arts. Having been involved with visual art as an artist, gallery and museum worker and goer since I was 12, two broad approaches have been consistently observed.
There are individuals who move through an exhibit looking for works that speak to them and their sense of aesthetic/beliefs. Works that they can stand in front of while placing the artists name in their memory for future reference.
The second approach are those who enter an exhibition space and, before doing anything, they read about the artist and the work they are going to be looking at. In a gallery setting they seek out the artist asking a variety questions on the what/how/why of their exhibit of works. In a museum setting they will most likely pick up a mobil device and read all of the accompanying texts to better understand what was going on in the artist's eye of creativity, and the circumstances that went into the process.
Either way, both groupings enjoy and appreciate the efforts of those who have dedicated their professional lives to the processes of creativity and exhibition. It is immense when one takes into account the arts centers, non profits, galleries, museums, and universities including support professional staffing dedicated to presenting and preserving the scope of creative visual expression in any community.
The goal of this website, is to be sensitive to the ways one looks at art works. A "Breeze through" page has been added which allows a quick look at the works in their order of creation. For those who want more, an additional narrative section addressing the what/how/why of each work has been provided. Either way, it is with gratitude that I thank you for spending time with this body of work.
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