I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.
From the Pollock Krasner House & Study Center web site:
In his barn studio, he spread his canvas on the floor and developed his compositions by working from all four sides, allowing the imagery to evolve spontaneously, without preconceptions. Pollock described this technique as "direct" painting and likened it to American Indian sand painting. He maintained, however, that the method was "a natural growth out of a need," and that its only importance was as "a means of arriving at a statement."
The purpose of art isn't to create a conversation or something "social" but to elevate the individual through an experience that creates a new understanding in their soul. Any conversation or social interaction that occurs is an added extra, akin to the murmurs of those leaving the scene of a miracle.