So who is Bosco?
Note: This post is about the photography series called The Bosco Project. Please visit the gallery so you have an idea of what this post is about. Thank you.
Prelude: The Artist Would Rather Not Discuss It
Oh, how I hate it, when directors are supposed to explain their films.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Artists are not necessarily the best interpreters of their own work. And many artists are reluctant to say anything about their own work, preferring to let the work speak for itself: after all, the more that it has to be explained, the less it seems to need to speak for itself. The artist may not even think about what his work means
as he dives into the creative process — indeed, thinking about meaning
may hinder hearing what the muses whisper to his ear.
Another qualm is that analysis, though it can obviously aid understanding, threatens to sully an honest and pure relationship to the work, which is now coloured by someone's viewpoint that adheres to it, especially if analysis precedes active engagement with the work itself. It's only after an active engagement with the work, in which one has explored one's reactions to... Read more