This is not a pipe…
As incredible and captivating art can be in its various forms, it seems that its complexity and wonder hasn’t yet matched the strange system of perception we use to appreciate it. We perceive the visual world within contexts so that a pipe isn’t a pipe and Duchamp’s toilet isn’t an actual toilet; it’s a story.
Artists are storytellers equipped with different sets of skills and objectives. Photographers capture moments with detail that is tailored to preserve the ideal memory. Studio artists utilize the collective movements in art over time to augment new ideas. Conversely, regardless of the collective movement of art, tattoos will always be personal no matter the subject. Designers clarify and argue a story with perspective that aims to outlive the generation that created it.
The language of art seems to have developed so that expression fits within cultures that have passed down a sort of visual syntax over many generations. So like language, does art have a sort of generative grammar that might reveal future and possible forms of visual communication?