I'm loving these posts! Not only because they're fun to put together (I'm always up for looking at and talking about art), but also because learning how to interpret art has tons of benefits.
It's really rewarding to see people start to put together the imagery in front of them with their own personal experiences. Doing so makes the world so much for exciting!
Using the three steps to reading art mentioned here we discussed this art installation by the design group, Humans Since 1982.
Below are the interpretations of Stephen (my husband), Andy and Spencer (my sons) and myself.
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
- hands of the clock
- the circular shape of the clock
- 12 x 24 clocks
- turns from a flowy design to displaying the time
- didn't realize they were clocks until the hands separated
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE?
- all about the times
- 24 hours in a day
- flowy waterlike shapes that turn into an analog clock
- passing of time
- past and future
- mimics flow of grass and sand
- it reminds me of magnetic filings
WHY DID THE ARTIST PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER?
- dance around the story of time
- showcase different eras by displaying different types of clocks
- a nice duality
- time becomes a call to action
- they wanted to create the coolest clock ever
- playing with telling time
- it's like "watching the clock"
- showcase the in-between times...the negative space that makes up life
- lines and circles so simple and clean, there's fluidity with the clock roundness
- each clock is a different cell in an array...an array is purely abstract and not visible
- structure and chaos
- visually fantastic
- wow factor from reformatting something so everyday
- you realize you've lost a minute of your life watching it
- part of a whole, like each clock represents a different person
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.