Data does not become information until it leads to understanding. In this conceptual art installation, I explored how understanding is influenced by personal perceptions. Art is inherently subjective and people appreciate art because of what it means to them personally. There is no one right answer.
This art installation confronts the viewer with a room full of highly evocative words, treated democratically; they are all five letters in length, with equal spacing and no hierarchy. The idea is that this group of words has no meaning at all until someone views it. Viewers construct “poetry” in their own mind based on which words they are drawn to and which words have the most meaning to them personally. Others’ perceptions of a piece of art are what validate it, and I demonstrated this point by forcing the viewer to make the choices and construct the action, not the artist.