Finding the Art Lover in Myself or Not
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Ebb and Flow.
Interesting website someone sent me.
Itâ€™s like an accident you canâ€™t look away from because itâ€™s everyday Â life. Nothing prettied up. Â Raw. Â Sad. Â Funny.Â Bizarre. Â Disturbing.
The person who sent it to me wanted to warn me that I might find the animal gore offensive.Â Â I found so much more…upsetting…and at the same time, a lot of it beautiful in a dissonant sort of way.
Iâ€™ve always enjoyed art but never in the way an art connoisseur Â might. Â Iâ€™ll buy a poster I like, even at $2 poster from a flea market if I like it. Â It doesnâ€™t have to be a $6000 painting of a flower. Â So maybe I donâ€™t appreciate fine art or maybe I just havenâ€™t been properly introduced yet.
Recently, Iâ€™m Â finding Â that Â photographic Â art Â appeals strongly to me, particularly when itâ€™s raw or erotic or captures something in life thatâ€™s hidden in plain view