Two artists, in very different ways, help us to see the same idea.
Susan says, “Here are two artists’ interpretations of the archetypal clown. Other than the hooked nose and the heavy eyebrows, there is little in approach that they share. But how interesting that the impact and the intent is so similar. One features red hair, a crown, and a dramatic chin; the other has an odd hairdo and protruding lips. One is street art cast in bronze, the other is carnival art carved from wood and painted in primary colors. Though they share neither medium nor color nor intended usage, they are both sinister and sorrowful. Artists have many creative ways to let us see their ideas and both of these artists have brought complex ideas to life.”
Lucia says, “One is polished and on display in the street. If it could talk, it could tell of scenes that have played out in front of it and of secrets overheard as people walk by it. The other is neglected and stashed away someplace. It could tell of days gone by when its paint wasn’t chipped and it heard the music of a carousel mixed with children’s laughter. This is what I see with my mind’s eye. What do you see?”
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