This blog will not talk too much about critics, but I was amused to see that one who wrote a good review for Boeing Boeing liked my custom-built sofa because it was suggestive (in every sense) of a particular masculine body part...
This illustrates where art critics both can come in handy and be misleading: because that idea never occurred to me. (That I hadn't thought of it and the critic did says lots about both of us, I suspect.) Once it's pointed out I can sorta see it. Given the play, it's wonderfully appropriate. Being alerted to this fact - if it is one - might add to understanding and enjoying the play - which is part of a critic's job. So...
A. Is this critic just reading into this work aspects of that critic's worldview?
B. Is the critic seeing something my unconscious mind put there? Consciously, I just remember calculating that a sofa was needed there of about that size and shape, sketching variations, making a requested change, then feeling that the final shape was "right."
C. Don't over-think this!
D. All of the above.
I gotta go with D.