I’m still considering our discussion/disagreement about “what is art?” I thought some of Viola’s work was artistic, but I could not quit thinking about the experience of seeing lots of works in New York art museums this summer that left me thinking”this is not art — how did those artists convince the curators that their work belongs in the Guggenheim, Met or MOMA???” I went in search of some I remember, but could not find them. I did find this candy art. It is literally a pile (sculpture) of candy. Hmmm.
The $30,000 Cameron Park willow structure funded by the National Endowment for the Arts is now complete. I need to visit it and ponder about its value as art. I think I will go on one of these beautiful fall days and enjoy the art of the river and park as well.