With all the lofty nonsense that gets spoken about art, it’s so easy to forget its simplest purpose: To change the way we see.
So, you watch an Andy Goldsworthy documentary, and pretty soon you’re finding beauty in the cracks in the sidewalk. (Above.)
Or, you see the stone mosaics of your friend John T. Unger and, once again, you find beauty on the sidewalk. (Below.)
Or, you remember Rauschenberg when you spot a tire track in the street. (Below.)
Claes Oldenberg said he was for art that helped old ladies across the street. I’m for art that helps them look down and notice stuff while they’re crossing!