But is it art?

The walls of the high school at which I do my student teaching are decorated with paintings by students. Some of them are quite good, some aren’t. And then there’s this one:

I can almost guarantee that my interpretation is very different from the artist’s intention.

Incidentally, how did “morbid” and “loath” get in there? Maybe I’m just a parallelism nazi, but an adjective like “morbid” really doesn’t fit with all those nouns, and the noun form of “loath” (not to mention that spelling) is pretty archaic. Looks to me like someone sat down with a thesaurus and didn’t quite understand all the words. Sadly, that’s not an isolated problem, if all the student writing I’ve read in recent years is any indication.

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