April 12, 2010
I saw a show on TV Ontario, called “The Empire of The Word.” It is about the history of reading, and how it grew from an almost a magical art into a widely practiced skill. I was struck, in fact, that they referred to it as the ‘art’ of reading. But I suppose, going back to my thoughts on how writing can be understood in different ways, if something can be interpreted, it takes artistic skills to do it. An analogy might be a symphonic conductor. But would a person viewing a piece of visual art be an artist, too?