Thursday, 4 February 2010

Giving Shape to a Secret

I am reading 'Memories, Dreams, Reflections' by C.G. Jung at the moment. One of his early childhood memories is having made a little wooden figure with a stone. He calls this a first attempt to give shape to a secret.

I can really relate to this. When I am making a sculpture I feel I am giving shape to an idea. The 3D form can express concepts succinctly where mere words would fail to convey them. The idea becomes manifest.

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