Beard, Richard E.
School of Art
In my work, I explore how using illusions and metaphors can change the way people perceive things. Illusions appear one way at first, and then the perception of them changes. In a way, they can be two things at once. A painting based on an illusion can have multiple meanings based on the differing perceptions of it. Using metaphors has a similar effect, as the painting exists as a straightforward rendering and also as the metaphor it represents. I feel this duality lends depth to a piece and encourages the viewer to find meaning beyond the obvious.
Burch, Shannon Joy, "Illusion and metaphor" (1995). Honors Capstones. 638.
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