Monday, December 16, 2013


Art and criticism go hand in hand.
That is the most important lesson of art.
The object that we call art,
whatever it may be is only a vessel
among many vessels.
Vessels can be cherished,
archived, displayed, protected.
Vessels can be broken,
destroyed, deteriorated, forgotten.
Losing one is not the end of the world.
Many others, always, will make vessels.
These may seem unfamiliar in medium.
Paper, linen, canvas, clay, stone, metal, plastic.
Coal, graphite, ink, water, pigment, words, numbers, code.
They may be understood.
The maybe considered out dated.
The contents of the vessel
is the breath of longevity, if not eternity.
All else is left to the eye of the beholder.

Aaron C. Molden

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