You’re standing in front of a work of art that that grabbed your attention. You’re a human being whose inner space is built of many dimensions--physical, social emotional, cultural, psychological, libidinal, spiritual and who knows how many more.
Which of those dimensions of yourself does this work of art speak to? Which does it provoke? Which does it hold a mirror to? Which does it educate? Which does it make uncomfortable? Which does it bring new insights to?
For if that’s not what its job, then what is? And what is your job if not to pay attention.