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.

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