Collective ideas. Deep set beliefs. Observations. Aspects of life represented.
Social movements, history, culture, identity...
When you walk away from an exhibit, what gripped? What lingers? What haunts? What continues to ring?
Ideas, words, images, be careful what you let in through the eyes, ears and heart.
An artist's work shows what is in his heart, in his soul. In expression, he seeks sympathy and resonance. So, in gazing, you're really being invited...to accept his message.
"Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." ~ Matthew 12:34
Be savvy for your own sake.