In my work, I utilize
a small number of discrete shapes to develop compositional themes.
These shapes are called upon to impart a great deal of information.
They convey color, create contours, develop visual tension, and
establish a mood derived from their emotive qualities.
Of late, I have
been asking the question whether these shapes have meaning beyond
the limits described by their intersecting convexities and concavities?
Do they, in their various forms, carry some sort of meaning that
is similarly understood by many people. It would be interesting
to find out.
If you have a few
minutes to spare you can help me do so by completing the questionnaire
below. No flash plug-in or mobile broadband required, just a bit
of your time. Contribute simply by revealing what these
shapes mean to you.
I believe that
these shapes have their origin in my unconscious mind. In
keeping with Jungian ideas of the collective unconscious and the
origin of symbols in human cultures, essentially, I am asking
if the shapes I work with are symbols.
If these shapes
are found to have collective meaning, we could interpret my artwork
at the symbolic level. I find this prospect very exciting.