Saturday, March 22, 2008

Living in a 3-Dimensional World

I'm attracted to the complexity of this particular portrait. The final stage of the turd is obviously trying to dominate the scene. But the observer who lingers over this image more than a moment will discover deeper structure. There is the intermediate fragment nestled underneath the frame hog. And yet farther into the sculpture one can see a larger mass lurking beneath its more conspicuous brethren. Taken together this collection exhibits a sense of completion that exceeds a mere sum of parts.

It is useful to be reminded of some of the basic rules for living the good life. Among them: don't rush through one's enjoyment of culture. Slow down and let your deeper appreciation ripen and bear its often latent fruit.

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