Many years ago, as I was arguing with a friend about subjective and objective truth, we passed by the Berkeley Art Museum, and I gestured to this statue, remarking that different people could interpret this in different ways. My friend replied that it was clearly an anchor from a large ship. I laughed out loud, as I could now see it as an anchor, but I replied that it was no longer an anchor, but a piece of art outside a museum. That exchange has stayed with me. What does it mean about our culture that anchors can be abstract statues, and statues can be recognized as former anchors?
April 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm
It is within our diversity, that our eyes see the difference in all things; a piece of art, which was once in the imagination of the artist, somehow landed on the grounds of Berkeley Art Museum, yes I would have Laughed Out Loud!