Art is the extension of who you are
This morning a post on Facebook was about the pianist Maria Joao Pires and her statement “The way you play is the extension the way you are in life”. I, as many other artists, find that statement expands the description of an artistic endeavor. You, your beliefs, your experience, knowledge, feelings, thoughts, you, all what “you” (or “I” as that artist) means, is present in any artistic creation. Art is very personal. It can be about something else, but it is always personal and every artist is in theirs artwork.
In the same time, it is personal for the viewer to. I do not like to name my photographs, because the viewer has to have the ability to see freely my artwork and experience them on their own, with their own set of thoughts, feelings, backgrounds, knowledge etc.