Monday, October 20, 2008

Balcony - 10

It's amazing how a pudding can become a metaphor..for life..for marriage..for whatever.This is the world in which i live...I used to sign each of my pictures in the bottom right hand corner with the letters. SIAT..Ok, so it was a bit pretensions after the PRB..(Pre -Raphaelite Brotherhood). But my letters stood for Symbolism In All Things. I believe this statement to be true as far as my work is concerned.But I don't really need to put that on my pictures nowadays as they generate so many questions and theories anyway!

It can also be a bit of a hindrance when one is looking for meaning in all things when there is nothing more than "Do you want sauce on your chips?"....actually, that sounds like a bit of a euphemistic question...and therefore a minefield of other meanings.I wrote to someone recently remembering the late great Ronnie Barker who famously said: " The thing about double entendres is that they can only have one meaning!".

Anyway..I digress.Today I've worked on the man to the left...there's not much more to go now..in fact I should finish this week.I'll do some more this evening..so until tomorrow..goodbye!

PS..There are still two servings of Bread And Butter Pudding left in the fridge..Middle son tried it and said..."Urgh Dad...it's got bread in it!"...Jan just didn't even try it!...now what is the symbolism there eh?.......

3 comments:

Devil Mood said...

It's definitely difficult to maintain a balance between not reading into something and reading too much.
When one is too involved in Psychology and Astrology it's hard not to see everything symbolically. Fortunately for my sanity, I'm also a very practical person.

pink dogwood said...

Pack the pudding in dry ice and mail it to me :) Kids just don't know what they are missing. I know how you feel since my two behave pretty much the same :)

Anyways - been staring at your picture and looking for symbolism :)

Niall said...

DM...'Sanity'...what's that then?

Pink Dogwood...00:40am Tuesday..the pudding is still languishing in the fridge...not quite a Biohazard just yet,but perhaps by Wednesday it should be on the endangered list....I wonder if the cat would like it?