Dependency in Art and Life

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Bronze Melange Pair glass sculpture by Bernard KatzThe motif of dependency in art and sculpture has long been an explored subject matter. Whether blatant or subtle, relationships depicted are concluded to have a certain dependency.

Expanded dependency

One could say that all art is dependent on something to validate its existence. Take away an important element and the artwork becomes void, lacking, or in need of a reason.

Dependency manifests early in life

Dependency begins at birth. A newborn is completely dependent on its mother for the very basic of needs.

A child’s emotional dependency becomes more dominate as the physical dependency subsides.

Dependency is always present no matter what form it takes. Whether it is emotional, physical, imagined, or real… dependency is hard to escape.

We all claim how independent we are, but few are capable of true independence.

Substance abuse is the darkest side of dependency. It artificially fills the void of a healthy dependent relationship like that of a mother and child.

Dependency, good or bad, in life or art, is about relationships.

-Bernard Katz