We Hill's enjoy a quick session of talking about art. I picked this image sort of out of the blue. It caught my eye and I was curious how it would be interpreted.

Below are the interpretations of Stephen (my husband), Andy,  and myself using the three steps to reading art mentioned here. Spencer (my youngest) fell asleep and didn't add to the discussion this time.

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

  • this one looks really hard to understand
  • broken glass on the floor
  • light strips on the wall
  • outlet behind the lights
  • light reflection on the floor and glass
  • rainbow formation of lights but reflection makes it circular
  • looks like really thick glass

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THESE FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE?

  • man made items they're not natural
  • the glass is like 30 feet away from the lights
  • it seems like the circle of the light would get distorted if viewed in person
  • infinite ways to experience it depending on where you're viewing it
  • what did it take for them to break that glass?
  • the glass breaks up the circle making sort of a "flawed system"
  • neon used to be used for signage so it used to remind me of commercialism, but now its used less for those reasons. when I see neon now I see it as an art medium in itself.
  • contrast between the round lights and angular broken glass

WHY DID THE ARTIST PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER?

  • creates a jazzy vibe
  • sunset
  • order and chaos within a system
  • the circle is the earth with the line of the floor as the equator then tech is breaking up the earth
  • the red and pink neon are headphones and the yellow is like an emoji or lego face
  • the circle of light is like the center of a speaker and the music is playing so loud it broke the glass

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.