Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Painting America

There's no telling, what a painter might do... a painter can paint... or a painter might just decide to write his ideas down in text.

I'm not old enough to know for sure... but I suspect that painting and drawing pre-date written language. Written language is pretty handy... except when addressing someone who does not speak the same language as you. Then... being able to draw someone a picture, might turn out to be a very hand skill.

Also, a painter can say things in image format, that language just wasn't designed to say. That's why I always crack up, when I see a painting with a long verbal explanation tacked to the wall along side it... trying to explain the picture.