Artists sometimes create a piece with the intention of conveying an idea, concept or message. Artists sometimes create a piece simply and solely for it's aesthetic properties. This is not an either or proposition though and a good piece of art can have both meaning and visual appeal. In the search for meaning though an artist may at times end up sacrificing aesthetics.

The Merging System provides an opportunity for the viewer to experience this balancing act as part of the creative process. The viewer may find meaning in the idea of merging the piece entitled 'Security' with the piece entitled 'Freedom' but the end result may not catch the viewers visual interest as the merging of two other pieces that have no meaningful connection to one another.

It might be that the viewer will discover that finding meaning in an image imacts the viewer's experience with the piece in some unexpected ways.
Artist's Statement on the Money Series
Merging System
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