- Do we produce art for a purpose?
- As artists, do we "create" to find chaos?
- Do we produce art in search of the unknown of our subconcious?
Challenging the Literal
In this chaper, Dave Hickey breaks down the veriations of semiotics: The sign process, sign signification, and sign communication through language & art. Hickey expresses that: "While metaphors may require an imaginative leap in their initial use (such as in aesthetic uses in poetry or the visual arts) many metaphors become so habitually employed that they are no longer perceived as being metaphors at all." Their are three concepts of metaphor: Orientational: metaphors primarily relating to spatial organization, Ontological: Metaphors which associate activities, emotions, and ideas with entities and substances, and Structural: metaphors overarching, which allow us to structure one concept in terms of another. I believe that the paintings that I produce fit in the catagory of ontological metaphors.
- Is it important to use metaphor in artwork?
- How does irony affect artwork?
- How do I recognize something that is literal vs. metaphorical