Looking at a work of art, or anything in general that may be finalized, you don’t often think about the birth of this concept and creation. Infinite ideas and possibilities linger, but one idea takes root.
Asking why you formed that specific and prominent idea can go in absolutely any direction but some possibilities of where it was formed may have to due with the dues of anything, even nothing, but ultimately everything.
This idea is formed in the brain, and then rendered outside of the mind to be seen visually: whether that be artistically or poetically or musically you are releasing this emotion and passing it on to other people to perceive. As the eyes see it they are now able to see it as a separate thing, a thing of their own: it now becomes a personal experience to them as well based off of what they relate the song or writing or painting to.
But as altered as it may become, it still holds root to the original message, intended or unintended: if you successfully portray the emotions with an atmosphere created by yourself to make the message more relatable. But how does one make a “feeling” relatable and similar?
Giving a “specific perception” is your own interpretation which is different per specific perception.
Showing artwork or singing a song is often done to show your emotions without screaming it out loud, there are a lot of subtleties that can be read into: like color, size, placement, and light. And although the conclusion of the work may be a tad different to every viewer based off of his or her own perception, the feeling gets across mighty successfully due to not only just the subject matter, but the space and experience you’ve created.
You create entirely what you see and how you see it. You can associate multiple things to some random thing but have a valid connection that creates this new perception. By doing this you create you own symbols and give life to possibly otherwise meaningless objects and colors.
By doing so your allowing your piece to have more narrative and a deeper meaning that can be further read into. This makes the work your own for multiple reasons, but still allowing room for opinions.
Giving yourself that absolute control in what you are seeing and making gives the piece utmost personal value, you see things there that no one else can see yet they can feel the emotion that comes with that idea. We do this everyday whether it be in conversation and there are things being said without saying them. Or with the way we walk, eat, dress, speak, eye contact, facial expressions, gestures: anything and everything goes into communicating outside of yourself.