I went down to Sarasota's bay front today to take some photo's of our annual exhibition of sculpture.
Most of the works are abstract, a real challenge to those for whom the most accessible sculpture is realistic, i,e, that which depicts kings, animals, saints, beautiful women, and angels etc. Such sculpture seems to be self-explanatory: thus we do not seek for "meaning"
Abstract sculptures confuse us, especially if we believe that all art must have an immediate and obvious meaning.
"Meaning" is not a terribly helpful concept as we encounter art. A sense of "appreciation" may be more helpful.
(I believe that the same is true in the world of G-d, religion, the bible etc. In our response to the holy,
appreciation may be more fruitful than meaning.)
After all (as some famous person once said) "who can explain a rose?".
It is in that spirit that I offer these photo's which I took today (20th November 2009)