Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art as a Metaphor, with picture provided by Frank Haddock.

I see art as a metaphor for the human condition, and Frank Haddock illustrates this superbly with his above painting, "You're More Important Than Me."

We find in this work, love, patience and non conditional love. Qualities which make this guide dog for its visually impaired owner, so endearing. And these same attributes make for lasting and loving human relationships.

Frank, has that capacity as an artist, for closing his lens in on his subject and eliminating extraneous details. This picture is simple - a dog wearing a restraining collar, and a leach, and lying on a sidewalk.

This picture asks all the questions and lets your imagination fill in the answers.

A lovely work.

Please click here to go to Frank's Website.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, indeed, although I can't say I like the title he's put on this piece.


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