The viewer of any piece of art brings to that encounter, consciously and unconsciously, all of their own experiences, feelings, fears, joys, loves, and hates. The artist, through each piece of artwork, contributes their own vision and emotions, their own likes and dislikes. Whereas a landscape photograph or a portrait will start with a more or less familiar scene, abstract images, such as these two I made in an abandoned garage in New Jersey, allow the artist to work outside the familiar. The artist can build the image from scratch; and similarly, the viewer’s emotional connection and experience is truly and appropriately, in The Eye of the Beholder.
Robert E Younger
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