All pictorial art is the transformation
of dead material into something
"I have seen landscapes...which, under a particular
made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise
his head over the next
ridge. Nature has that in her which compels us
to invent giants: and
only giants will do."
--- C.S. Lewis
In the earliest time,
when both people and animals lived on the earth,
a person could become an animal if he wanted to
and an animal could become a human being.
Sometimes they were people
and sometimes animals
and there was no difference.
All spoke the same language.
That was the time when words were like magic.
The human mind had mysterious powers.
A word spoken by chance
might have strange consequences.
It would suddenly come alive
and what people wanted to happen could happen--
all you had to do was to say it.
Nobody can explain this:
That's the way it was.
- - after Nalugiaq
Edward Field, 'Songs and Stories of the