There was something about how Pam chose the groupings that brought out what each painting was about. It seemed as though she was fixing on relatively unimportant details - on color, or on continuing the swoop of a line from one painting through to the next. This was enough to invite the mind to trust that there was meaning in the juxtaposition.
"It's not about whether it's a good painting," she told me. "It's about whether it forms a meaningful whole." Like the difference between a sentence and an essay.