In this series I think about ways to portray people’s interaction with art. Fascinated by observing and photographing people in art galleries and museums, I approach “The Art of Viewing…Art” by separating the immediate environment from the people and the art. Visitors seem to float in space viewing art, talking with each other, taking selfies, and photographing their museum or gallery visit. At times the interactions are private and contemplative while at other moments the dynamics are open and public.
When viewing and thinking about art, people react both emotionally and intellectually. My images underscore these responses by taking you from a specific reality to an abstracted setting. The viewer moves from the everyday details of life and is transported to a new place, the world of the heart or mind. “The Art of Viewing…Art” explores both the way people interact with art and the way art is created.