“Nature is interesting. Human nature is interesting: its narrative in terms of form, weight and space and all those other aspects pertaining to the domain of sculpture and how those things can create a tactile experience, which in turn can give rise to feeling, which can evoke memory, which can awaken the heart and activate one’s being.”
Jan Abt, 2015
A quote by David Foster Wallace, which I lifted from a television interview he did in the 90's.
Even though he did not mention it, this applies to the visual arts as well.
" ... In popular culture, sitcoms, etc, which are often full of irony and dark humor, one can think of that as a sort of commentary, as the pretense of protest. [...] Irony is the song of a bird, which sings about not liking its cage, when in fact it has come to like it."