The obvious is unchallenging

I’m a Sudoku fan and I think part of it is because my brain loves to be challenged (certainly not because I’m good with numbers…on the contrary!). But that’s the interesting thing about our brains – they like to figure things out for themselves. The experience a viewer has of a piece of art should allow them the opportunity to read into it – make sense of it for themselves, whether it’s abstract or realistic. April Gornick says: “Great art should be vulnerable to interpretation. It shouldn’t be a fixed thing.” It’s the mystery that draws the viewer in.

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