Following is a passage from the New Yorker, Aug. 8 & 15; Peter Schjeldahl:

"But I was perversely clenched against enjoying the key aspect of Homer's talent, which is based in his early discipline as an illustrator: a prehensile feel for the iconic - the identification of a subject with its representation, such that, in memory, one becomes inseparable from the other."

This, to me, is also descriptive of what I am after in much of my work. It also somewhat answers a question posed to Douglas Witmer on his blog (
www.douglaswitmer.com/blog ) where someone inquired about the anecdotal inspirations for his work, and whether any of that/those were to be captured/experienced by the viewer.

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