November 30, 2005
Warning! This could be shocking.
A sure way to get attention. Why is the queue on the other side of the motorway always as long as the queue behind the accident? We seem to like to be shocked.
Art should push our sensibilities a little further than we would go ourselves. The job of the artist is to go further and present his findings like the explorers of old.
Adding to the vocation argument: perhaps it is that people who are adventurers, sailing on the Sea of Emotion, become artists, and the shocking ones are pirates.
Posted by john at November 30, 2005 12:50 PM