From Debbie Millman’s book, Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design:

I find it both curious and compelling that the moments of our lives are punctuated by visual images that, over time, become permanently embedded in the experience. These visuals mark time for us, they represent age; they represent a moment when the narrative of the everyday is broken, because of love, or loss, or deep inspiration-experiences that shift the boundary of the possible.

These visual mementos, visceral as they are, catalog our experiences. I’m certain this is why we are both drawn to and provoked by art in such powerful and profound ways, and ultimately why art is such a subjective and personal experience: it simultaneously allows us to feel emotions we might not otherwise be able to describe and evokes our own personal associations with those feelings…

[Debbie Millman also has her own podcast of interviews with designers, artists, and the culturati @ Design Matters,..give a listen…]

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