Spread #91- Watch Your Visual Language May 6, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
If we were to develop a true understanding that the creation of an image presupposes the use of a visual language, we would become more patient with ourselves as we create images, allow ourselves plenty of time to learn it. If we were to treat such language as we do verbal languages or any other communication systems, we would understand that it requires practice, that it has its own ‘rules’, elements such as line, shape, color, form, motion, texture, and pattern. Learning visual language like all others takes time, dedication, repetition, hard work, but it mostly takes zeal. You need to crave to speak it. You need to be okay with not speaking it fluently, trusting the means. In the quest to learn the visual language impatience will test us, so will self-doubt and self-degradation. Ask yourself this: If I wanted to learn Chinese will a one month trip to China make me fluent in it? Of course not! So please, be good to yourself, forgive your imperfections; give yourself time to experience the endless possibilities for beauty that this language offers and the many ways to ‘speak it’, the distinction between traveling and arriving. Take in all the magic and magnificence of the visual language. It’s so worth immersing into!