Thursday, 15 March 2007

Narrative Qualities - Colour, Icon, Metaphor

In the creation of his narrative voice, Jack utilizes within his pieces a number of symbols to evoke memories of past experiences and emotions. An example of this can be seen in 'Mask'(Left). Here the house form is used to suggest our innermost private space, leaving us to question the relationship between the two figure - Why might one be on the outside and what secret liest behind that mask? Other recurring themes within his work include the sycamore seed, which signifies 'renewal and growth, flight and fecundity,' and the kit form, which hints at our relationships with others - how we all fit together. Colour also plays an important part in the process, although each persons emotional response and interpretation will vary depending on the meaning or private memory that they choose to attach to the piece.

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