j paul fennell
In his remarkable book, Art as Experience, John Dewey states: “Because objects of art are expressive, they are a "language.” The making of art effectively communicates to the world just who you are, what your interests focus upon, your reverence for things, your experiences, and the relative importance of each to yourself. These creations are a “language” that everyone can understand. The body of work, if it is expressive, is due as it has been said, to the connection you make between the visual world as you see it, and your inner self--that is, your experiences in this world. In my view, this “connection” cannot be constrained by employing only one aspect of the medium without limiting the expressiveness of the work itself.