At the Hill house we like to make ourselves a yummy snack and read art together using the 3 steps to reading art mentioned here.

I selected this painting by Chelsey (SoHyun) Park because I was curious what Andy and Spencer would think.

Hiraethe; (n) a homesickness for a home you can't return to, or that never was. Chelsey (SoHyun) Park

Below are the interpretations of Stephen (my husband), Andy and Spencer (my sons) and myself.

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

  • trees that are in the shape of leaves
  • bush with a reflection that's in the shape of lips
  • giant leaves
  • round brain shaped bush
  • river
  • almost no horizon line
  • pond has lily pads
  • plants in the foreground separating viewer from water
  • flat shaped colors
  • mountain in background
  • sunset time of day
  • lots of simplification
  • I see both the sun and the moon

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE?

  • not natural colors
  • trees look like leaves
  • reminiscent of the artist rouseu
  •  the reflection seems distorted and dreamy

WHY DID THE ARTIST PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER?

  • they wanted to paint a landscape
  • feels neither happy or sad; makes me feel dreamy
  • tranquil
  • sunny day
  • makes me happy
  • colors and shapes lots of reflections of those shapes. they are disconnected making things move in and out and feel more dreamy
  • the value of the floating shadow shape is flip flopped that makes it pop a lot
  • rorschach-y
  • cool treatment, I like it, it feels good

These are our interpretations, you may see something different. Oh, and I should mention that when we do this we don't read up about the piece until after we've looked at it.