Shock Art

“A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.”  -Marcel Duchamp

Love it or hate it, you must notice it.

If there is not a visceral feeling, a deep emotional reaction, the work will not move people.  It might create a mild murmur or smile or intellectual discussion, but will be soon forgotten.

The point of any creation is to change, to change the creator and those that gaze upon the work.  If you have poured your soul into crafting something, it must shock and awe and alter the perceptions or else you have failed as an artist.