a. IN THE END, I think that ambiguity is a strength, of the work.
i. Up to the viewer to bring that pessimism or optimism.
ii. I don’t (and can’t) know the state of the world.
iii. I can only reflect on my experiences and present how I feel.
b. Love Story: Helpful
i. The aestheticization is romantic.
ii. Thinking about the Apocolypse is romantic
iii. Viewing the work as the physical embodiment of a love story is a way for me to balance out the back and forth between pessimism and optimism.