The best thing about viewing art, or creating art is how it acts as a mirror to the soul.
I believe no two people interpret art the same way. We each bring our own life experiences to viewing or creating art. Not only that, our reaction changes to the same piece of art when we are in a different emotional or mental state.
Whether we are viewing a sunset, a dance performance or a painting, we have a response. Sometimes the reaction can also be one of indifference, which in itself is a response to be aware of. It is neither good or bad, it just is.
Reactions can be of awe, admiration or inspiration. Art can also evoke fear, disgust or sadness. It’s all there, it’s all in our inner landscape. It reminds me of another quote from the 1998 movie, Six Days Seven Nights, “It’s an island, babe. If you didn’t bring it here, you won’t find it here.”
Art makes us feel.
Books, movies and music are all examples of artwork that can bring out strong emotions.
I’m curious: What types of reactions do you get when looking into the mirror of the soul? Or are you indifferent?
Also, maybe you have another interpretation to the quote. Please share in the comments below.