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Project#5 Draft : Gallery Catalogue Entry

Imagine standing in front of a painting or sculpture of lovers. and you’ve been staring at it for a while but not reading the note from the artist describing it for you. Suddenly you gasp an “oh” for the idea you finally get. So you think the art work is showing a quiet and peaceful moment between the two lovers and you found that to be the true meaning. But then another person comes next to you  and observes as well. He says “oh” and shares with you what he sees. He says that the lovers are experiencing their first departing moment and saying their last goodbyes. You become puzzled and stare at it again. You try to see what he’s seeing but you can’t. You share with him your thought and he looks back at the image. He doesn’t see that. Both of you would stare at it at the same time but won’t get the same idea because you two are sticking with the meaning you got from it.

My main focus in my Humument is to send a message or propose a meaning of how we as artist see things in different perspectives from just looking at something. We all have that one idea in that one thought in our heads of what the image is portraying.

In this piece the words I put together were,

“Of all the pictures, perfectly true,  meant life and soul, touched you. She probably not seen it which meant different title, some words seeming strange like yours”

To break down the sentence, ‘Of all the pictures’ represents the images/paintings/etc. that you’re looking at. Then, ‘perfectly true’ means the perfectly created in it’s own way. Next, ‘meant life and soul’ shows the description of the pictures and ‘touched you’, that it had a emotional connection those you. ‘She probably not seen it which meant different title’, as in how different the other person will see or feel as the image that is in front of them and how the person won’t know what your seeing. Finally, ‘some words seeming strange like yours’, that means your meaning will seem confusing towards that person and his/her meaning will do the same to you.

Honestly at first your going to think about the sentence and wonder what it means. Basically, just remember what I said in the beginning and then reread the sentence. Basically it’s saying that even if your looking at something, your eyes will guid you to see what is the truth of what your staring at. But other’s won’t be able to see what your seeing because they have different ideas/meanings for it. So, it would be confusing for both you and the other’s. Everybody is different in trying to reveal the true meaning. But i’m saying this in the artist point of view when they observe a picture.