Task: For this reflection, think of an example of an artistic artifact that you enjoy and with which you are very familiar (a song, movie, book, painting, etc.). Answer all of the following questions in at least 4 paragraphs/ 2 Pages:
What do you know about the creator’s intent for this artifact? How do you know this information?
Does this influence your interpretations of the artifact? If so, how?
Have you ever encountered an artifact that was meaningful to you in a way that departed from or even contradicted what the artist claims they were expressing?
What do these experiences tell us about how much control an artist has over cultural expression?
Does the author have authority over what their creations mean?