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Who are you?

It is human to receive an impression of something, but it is doubtful if anybody ever received a post-impression of anything. —Chesterton

An impressionist painting is a composed of a multitude of colored dots and smears (the metaphorical trees), and when the viewer takes a step back he’s able to see the impression, whether portrait or landscape (the metaphorical forest).

It’s all very beam me up Scotty

First comes the internal impression, then the constituent parts that compose the impression are organized, and then the external impression is conveyed.

Have you seen the hideous results when the transporter malfunctions?

But is it art? No, it’s not just art; it’s all communication

Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole

Who are you?

Some of your parts
The sum of your parts
Something beyond the sum of your parts

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