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Redundancy (v.1)
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wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 15th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I posted my last comment too soon... There's more to say...

See, I am not a very visual person. I have never been good at drawing or painting. I live in a world of words and performance. Without titles to spur my thoughts, I often have a lot of trouble figuring out what to focus on in visual media. I commented in laughing_woman's LJ yesterday because her icon photo has been driving me nuts because I couldn't figure out if it was an eye or a chin. I needed more info. Your titles help me to focus, to really see what you see, and I am grateful for being given that doorway to walk through.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 15th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
why_style From: why_style Date: July 15th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
interesting. i've been thinking about similar things lately. (see this semi-related post from last friday) i always thought of myself as a word thinker because i enjoy reading philosophy and english lit and am quite verbose, but now i'm wondering if i'm more of a visual person. perhaps i talk/type so much because it's hard for me to translate the concepts in my mind into words. maybe i enjoy reading not becasue i love words, but because i love the effect they have on my mind, the pictures they create. anyway, i've always found interesting the nexus between word and image. some folks hate being led to a certain conclusion by the artist's title or explanation, others find it absolutely necessary. there are some artists who choose to leave their works untitled, not because they can't think of a title (though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that this is sometimes the case), but because they don't want to interfere with the viewer's perceptions. it's a debate that's been going on in the art world for quite some time now. i like the way komos has used titles to set up certain connections between these images- i'm not sure i would have ever found them myself. then again, i'll never know because i never had the chance- perhaps the "game" of figuring out the connection could have been incorporated as part of the experience (the just place them next to one another without titles school of thought). who's to say really? it's a tough call, and i'm sure there's no right answer. this is all really just to say that your response intrigues me. there goes my glibness again.
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