A long thought provoking post from Kris Tiner on writing about art. I quoted one paragraph. Click the link and read it all.
THE SOUL AND THE SYSTEM: WHY WRITE?:
“I DON’T DOUBT THE ROLE OF THE CRITIC, I don’t challenge the importance of interpretation. Interpretation is the right of any critic or writer, any audience member to compare the experience of art against their own personal experience. This is what is granted by the artist in the sharing of art. I don’t question that. But I do question the submissiveness of an artist in this relationship when that artist doesn’t draw a line between interpretation of their work and representation of their work. An artist who does not place importance on the representation of their work becomes simply a practitioner, a tradesman. It should be the responsibility of the creative artist to use every technique, every technology, every means at their fingertips to communicate the purpose of their art, including the medium of the art itself.”