A first glance at this image and I thought of how relationships can be a double-edged sword providing both security and confinement. I'm sure most of us can relate to the feeling of suffocation in an abstract or metaphorical sense. Some people, no matter how well-intentioned, simply suffocate the life out us. They somehow manage to rob us of that vital life-force needed to create, play, or express. As I looked closer at the king's face, I could see signs of devotion and desperation to hold onto someone he has strong feelings towards. But, first impressions don't always tell the whole story and curiosity forced me to find out the real intention of this piece of work.Read More
ALLEGORY IN ART
Now and again, I come across an image which is a little different to what usually draws my attention. These days - more often than not it'll represent a once familiar tune which no longer plays, but the memory of the dance it inspired will rattle through my body...sometimes creating discomfort, at other times joy. The above picture is one such example which provides provocation of an old memory. I find myself unsettled at the sight of it, yet I choose to keep looking and let my mind wonder, and wander, as I patiently wait for my head to connect with the soul self.
I glance back up at the screen, and I'm thinking about the symbolic meaning of swan, and how their interpretation is likely to be varied between countries.Read More
In the film, Beetlejuice is dead, or at least he’s supposed to be. He’s obnoxious, crude, ineffective at work, and yet he’s entertaining and provokes an almost compulsive desire to keep watching to see how he could possibly offend again, which he does right up until the end. I thought of the typical man. The one who doesn’t care too much for the woman who has a mind of her own. Far better that she just exists from the waist down with a nice pair of legs that end in heels that are not her own, they’re pointed and raised high enough to emphasise the shape of her calves.Read More