While the subject of an image may be plainly a thing (a bottle, perhaps), how can we make the image not about that thing and therefore about no thing? To answer, we start with an object not considered abstract and look at it in an abstract way—from an unexpected point of view. This implies viewer participation: as in the profile of a bottle, for example, if I obstruct information in an image, the viewer is asked to fill in the blank. The larger the blank, the less cultural narrative present, the more one really sees an object, and the more opportunity one has to think about it and one’s own role in creating meaning. The image is about meaning itself.
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