In this world of polarized information, one’s opinions are either right or wrong. But, we live in a multi-faceted world of many views. I tend to see the world like a drawing to communicate form.
Unlike a black and white world where it is easy to hide information and distort a form, an artist knows that there is highlight, form shadow, core shadow, reflected light, and cast shadow. There are even more aspects like occlusal shadows, umbras, etc…
So understanding a true form requires several values to visually communicate. The more values, the stronger the form is communicated. And, the more complex the form, the more values we have to understand.
When we truly seek to understand any issue, like immigration or abortion (note: pick any social issue today), we have to see all the subtleties of the issue(s) and all the points of view to see the whole issue. Nothing is black and white. The world does not work that way and we have to truly see the issue like we truly see a form–many values together create the whole.
Any time you need to truly understand our world and all its issues, remember that we need to look at a cube. The cube has many values for us to visually understand it. All issues have many viewpoints to truly understand it. If you want the truth, don’t be afraid to see the highlights and all its shadows.