I’ve spent the last couple of days observing how different people look at my art installation.
A few would glance up briefly at the piece before walking by—others look up for a few seconds before snapping a photo in appreciation. And the remaining few can’t tear their eyes off and keep looking at it from different angles.
In other words, some people are #looking without seeing, while others are taking the time to look and see.
In today’s busy and disposable culture, we tend to move as quickly and efficiently as possible. We float from one novelty to the next in a sea of endless content and experiences – but perhaps our goal should not be to look for more but rather for us to see more.
After all, appreciation comes from understanding – and understanding requires depth.