I revisited Warren Craghead's captivating internet-formatted drawing project "a maps little spell" recently.
The internet based drawing project allows the viewer to navigate their way through the composition which perfectly occupies its "frame" within the website. Clicking on an earnest yet whimsically drawn suburban fragment , or the scanned texture of a collage element permits entrance to another virtual "space". Each drawing/environment is filled with poetic juxtapositions generated by the path the viewer takes. It is easy to find yourself developing your own understanding of the virtual environment. Slowly, the experience of investigation delightfully fuses with the imagery, producing the rewarding experience of an artwork that has created a great tension between structure, experience, and subject. The context of each "environment" is driven by the viewer's choices. For me this enhances metaphors concerning the viewer's contributions to the process of creating meaning within an artwork, which of course was initiated by the artist.
In other words, its a good way to spend a few minutes (or much longer).