“To me, art is all about starting a dialogue or conversation, and the viewer’s own story, choices and notions have a big part to play in it–it is play in fact! Art is very personal and what strikes a chord with one viewer may not strike a chord with someone else. Some of the best known art wasn’t even created as art in the first place, but it served as an “icebreaker” for ideation and contemplation outside of its original purpose.
As a viewer, I find so much inspiration in everything that’s around me–I love to play! I think that’s why I enjoy pursuing so many mediums as an artist. I strongly feel that art can be anything that actively engages the viewer. Although it’s a simple concept, it’s quite amazing to think that everything that we experience was created by something–an artist, whether it be a tool created by an engineer or a crystal by nature; all of it tells a story. People sometimes get too cerebral about it, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be so–it’s all up to the viewer. I think that if you’re alive on this earth, you’re a fan of art because the universe is made up of art and it makes up our lives.”
–Caroline Bacher, Peripheral ARTeries interview, March 2013 (for the full interview on page 60 here)