Monday, September 28, 2009

Finding a title for a picture

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Instead of just calling a sketch or painting or manipulated drawing 'Elkhorn on tree', how different would the reaction of a viewer be if the picture was entitled 'Garden of Eden' or 'Garden of the Knowledge of Good and Evil' and presented in the context of a service of worship? Confronting, stimulating or off-putting? Or taking the mickey? Perhaps we should do this more often - use art to create questions.

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Blogger annie said...

The colors are so rich and vibrant--
remind me of stained glass. And, thinking about what you ask, using art to create questions might open us up to absorb art more fully, pour ourselves into it. One can do it here and can see and feel different things beside elk horn and tree-- A forest in a dream...dawn coming into the woods...a collage of memories...

9:04 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Annie,
How is your life going?
I haven't bothered much with titles as we see such silly ones at exhibitions at times. But giving a picture a title does give us the opportunity to expand our thoughts from the original idea. But isn't the world an amazing place - there is so much richness in colour, shape, texture!

11:32 PM  
Blogger revkjarla said...

I don't know what taking the mickey is, but I would love to use art in worship to ask more questions....
rich and thick with possibility this picture is....

10:25 AM  
Blogger annie said...

An amazing place, yes it is, Wendy.
I was looking at some vines, today, wrapped around some trees. And even though it was dropping leaves and losing its summer vitality, it was forming such an interesting design and texture with its vine around the trunks.

We are doing better since we got some rain and the dirt tank has finally got water in it for the cattle. It was almost empty. So I feel for you guys there with your wild weather, and for California, too.

4:48 PM  

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