Tuesday, February 2, 2010
VISUAL NARRATIVE IN FOLK ART
Later we can follow the way that story telling in folk art continues using this idea of parallel bands of images to show how events follow one after the other, rather like we find in a comic strip, or in a film sequence in modern cinematography. The icon which captures the moment in time, becomes a dramatic sequence of scenes when each icon is placed in relation to other images that give it a context in space and time. We might wonder how each pictograph, or larger iconic representation, relates to the surrounding richly carved surface of the rock, to create a document that spans over many layers of time.