Narrative Art

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Posted by Marie L. Winger-Meyer ( on September 14, 2002 at 01:33:23:

Does every other drawing created seem to speak of a story between the characters, the shapes, the colours? Is each new step demanded by the last, you just know what has to come next without any doubts? I would like to talk to other artists who use narrative or symbols in their art, intentionally or unintentionally.

Over the past year I have been working with an entire 'new' language, based on my linguistic and art studies. It is a language of symbols, relationships and most of all, it is a medium for telling stories without words(at least, words as we see them reading this). Is a man drinking from a cup really a 'universal symbol'? Is he just thirsty, or Socrates? Does the cup hold water or a brew of nightshade? How would you express the concept 'to eat' or 'to dream' in the space of perhaps 1 or 2 inches square? How much harder would it be to form relationship words like 'brother' or 'mother' without words? These are the challenges I have been setting and working with for the last year.

That is my introduction, I would love to hear from others.
With well wishes,
~Marie L. Winger-Meyer (Rhelynn)

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