Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Metaphor in Painting
Two views of one photo of Crater Lake, Oregon
Deborah Paris wrote on 1/19/09 about Metaphors in a Paint Box.
As a painter she understands that landscape painting has always represented changing ideas: unspoiled paradise, manifest destiny, etc. Paris's working definition of metaphor in painting is that it makes a connection between our past and present. Her choice of colors, composition and technique make connections between nature and our emotions.
A wonderful quote of a friend of Deborah's is "Eventually all landscape painters become religious."
I want to think about metaphor in the context of sculpture. I know it's there in buckets but I haven't put it into words.