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I spend a fair amount of time pondering what I like and don't like about artworks—especially my own. It's how I decide if I need to keep working on a piece, change direction, or call it done. I got to thinking about the fact that I strongly prefer art that has at least a few distinct notable points of interest. For instance, I can appreciate a well crafted portrait or simple drawing, but I prefer one that employs a novel rendering technique, or even more so if it also uses an unusual color scheme, and more still if its scale, detail, composition, energy, or story are remarkable and apparent. I guess I'm saying that for me "more is more," but at the same time, even a minimalistic work of art can have multiple dimensions of interest.

Robert NendzaComment