One thought on “Desk

  1. The image – in contrast to other still life compositions in my uncatalogued memory bank – seems entirely human centered. The absence of the human around which the objects are arranged strikes me as the dominant force of this image. The stillness of its life is poised on the edge of animation by the nearer than imminent presence of a human actor. This impression is so intense that I do not easily dismiss it as a uniquely personal, contextual response. I imagine that I could enumerate dozens of visual elements that invite it. And they, ye teachers of interpreting works of art, would serve to support this essential critic’s truth: just because more than one interpretation may be “right”, it does not follow that some interpretations are just flat-out wrong. Your interpretation, Dear Student, is, indeed, your opinion and you, indeed, have a right to it. But you can be wrong!

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