I really appreciated Christina's talk because I could sense how passionately she spoke about what she does and the discipline of art criticism. What I found intriguing was that there were many forms to write about art, but each has its own way of presenting the subject. Some tend to be overly academic, while others are more like a conversation with the artist. I feel that outlets such as the internet, allows writers the freedom to write with art by embracing the inherent conversational qualities of visual art. This type of writing feels much more personal and engaging, Instead of the usual black and white perspective that comments on whether a piece is successful or unsuccessful.
I am glad that there are writers like Christina that help interpret artwork. Because I find it immensely helpful to listen to interpretations from others because they often highlight aspects in my artwork that I would have never noticed. These ideas tend to occur subconsciously until that moment when someone gives a new perspective that transforms them into ideas that can be further explored. I appreciate interpretation because it invites the artist to think about their work in a wider context instead of only thinking about the processes that lead up to the finished product. Conversations with others definitely is incredibly helpful because it allows me to see the work in a whole different way I couldn't have possibly have seen on my own.