Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Looking but not seeing

I spent an enjoyable couple of hours last week soaking up the artworks of the Adelaide Biennale.

While I was there I saw a school group being taken around.

Their guide put a lot of work into explaining the piece above which consisted of a couple of hundred handmade aboriginal spears.

Of course the kids nodded along as the guide spoke but really they weren't that interested.

As they left the room where the piece was located I noticed an unintentional artwork being created by the shadows cast by the spears.

None of the kids or their guide saw this.

Which says to me they were looking but they weren't seeing.

Because as Paul Smith says, "You can find inspiration in everything. And if you can't, look again."