Awareness Through Art : Point of Contention by Jonathan Latiano

Photo of Points of Contention by Jonathan Latiano

When I think of ‘art’, I usually think of something two-dimensional – maybe some sort of canvas hanging on a wall, something that you simply look at. But this piece, Point of Contention, by Jonathan Latiano involves the viewer in a much more physical way.

Walking into a space that has this piece in it would be shocking! The very floor you are standing on warps and bends around jagged objects protruding at frightening angles. The hardwood, something that should be safe and geometric, becomes organic and unpredictable. Jonathan Latiano’s work gives you a greater awareness of yourself, of your movements, and of your surroundings. Being pulled into art like this, becoming a participant in the piece, is an inspirational experience.