see objects every day, understand and recognize them, and as such
give no consideration to their symbolic value. What symbolism
is there in a seashell or a marble, after all? We see objects
with our minds, and our minds treat things logically because that
is the fashion in which life is viewed.
When an artist sees an object,
however, he sees first with his heart before his mind, delving
into the essence and symbolism in every object. His hands then
work what his heart perceives, through painting, or construction,
or drawing, into something that can be seen with nothing else
than the heart. Each object, when taken out of its place, has
a symbolic value that only the most talented artists can bring
out in a way that defies the boundaries of reality as we normally
see it. It is that quality of an artists work; His ability to
influence and affect each person in a radically different way,
that defines him and sets him apart, and above, many of his contemporaries.