A person who appears to be ambling aimlessly, but is secretly in search of adventure.

8.21.2009

The value of art


Mark Cameron Boyd discusses the value of art by comparing it to riding a roller coaster. Maybe a tiny little bit of a stretch but because I find art thrilling, I kinda get it. I like his conclusion:
Like art, it is a provident activity that gives temporary respite from mortality as we seek the thrill value to access experiences outside of our quotidian lives.
Translation: Art can be a thrilling experience that takes us away from our dull, daily lives.

Read the rest here.

Image: Thrill seekers ride through one of several inverted loops of "Fahrenheit" in Hersheypark, PA; photograph © copyright 2009 by MCB.

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