As I contemplate this more (a topic that is always on my mind these days and propelled more so by…
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Hi Joe — Thanks for the further thoughts! Love the C.S. Lewis quote. And I like how you framed the ideas of doing something with art vs. art doing something with us. It’s possible that the best tool for discovery/enjoyment would enable art patrons to pursue either line of reasoning, maybe simultaneously. Perhaps a full relationship with a piece of art implies both dimensions: to bring what we are to the art (to “use” it and be “intimate” with it) and to allow the art to bring what it is to us (to “use” us and “penetrate” our emotions and psyche). Keep the wheels turning! Love the thoughts!

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