Argument: Artists should not title their art. The title forces the viewer to see through the narrow tunnel of the artist’s view. Research shows that art viewers saw completely different objects in the same piece of art when the name of the piece was changed. When there is no tittle (Untitled 0001) the viewer is invited to search within and decide for him/herself what they see.
I acknowledge the validity of the above argument. However, I do have an agenda. I have do something to say. I am not painting in a vacuum but within the context of my values. Art viewers always have the option to ignore the title. Buyers could crumple the label and get rid of the title, but when I show the piece, the title is an integral part of it.
Comments? Questions? I would love to hear from you.
A Bird’s Eye View
Encausti on Wood
Size: 24″ x 24″