Ju-chin is a very talented schoolmate of my Major Offspring’s at De La Salle University. She is majoring in Japanese studies and loves all things anime. She dresses mori (forest girl) style, is a fantastic cook and sketcher and sewer and more besides.
This is one of the many drawings in her notebook, and I wonder what it means. She says one day she wanted to design a wedding dress, and here it is.
But the quote that accompanies the sketch makes the girl in the wedding dress seem like a stalker lying in wait for her crush who doesn’t even know she exists or if he does he is staying very very far away from her because she is weird and persistent and scary.
Or maybe it’s just me. I don’t think Ju-chin intended for her drawing to have any such meaning.
But that is what art is – open to the beholder’s interpretation, to her or his individual frames of reference. Once the artist releases art to the world, it is no longer her own, but everyone’s.