Saturday, November 1, 2008

Notes on Conceptual Aesthetics: 2

Making not only involves the creation of an aesthetic experience, it is a method for learning; a catalyst and tool for the acquisition of data, information and knowledge. It's product may very well be an aesthetic object or environment, but its processes provide a means whereby the artist may derive his or her own sense of wonder and wisdom.

History will procure the physical products of mankind and his actions. And while a purely emotional aesthetic response to those objects may very well be accessible to those who encounter such phenomena, packaged with those products, found within the materials, forms, images and connections are the meta-physical elements, interpreted by the conscious participant, that tell the story of his cognitive and conceptual changes.

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