Hello again. This exercise is called Abstract Emotions: Choose a piece of abstract art, that is , a painting, photograph, or sculpture that represents its subject in a non-realistic way. Look at the piece for several minutes. Now write down how it makes you feel, and what you think the artist might have been feeling while creating it.
This was a sculpture from the Tate Modern in London. I didn't take a picture of the artist's name or what the title was, but that should make this more fun right?
So this is basically a sculpture of a string tied around rocks. Hanging rocks. I have two interpretations.
This piece makes me feel like anything is malleable. In light of everything going on right now in my life, here is a more optimistic interpretation first. When I see this piece, I think about how people can seem so hard on the outside. People or things, I suppose. I think about how unapproachable people can seem and how difficult it is to reach certain ideas or goals. I'm not sure if the rocks started off as smooth rocks, but the artist must have spent a lot of time planning to mold these rocks. It gives me hope that even something so hard and cold on the outside can be shaped by little changes.
On the other hand, the more pessimistic interpretation is that the rocks look unnatural and almost suffocating. Why is someone changing something's natural state? Why should someone try to conform a unique object/person/idea to look like the one next to it? What is the artist trying to do with these rocks? They almost look imprisoned because they're tied up. To me, they look like they're competing as well because of the different heights.
Haha it's amazing how something can give me two completely different contradictory interpretations.
But I like it.