Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bridging the gulf of mutual ignorance III

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Lyme Bay Allegory
Watercolour and crayon
©2015 Charlene Brown

Two of my paintings last year, Intersections of diametrically opposed disciplines and Multi-disciplinary Bridges, were allegories related to bridging C.P. Snow’s ‘gulf of mutual ignorance’ between the disciplines of the arts and sciences.

This third ‘bridging allegory’ painting depicts an actual set of stacked and balanced stones, some bridging the spaces between stacks – that appeared recently near where I live. As the whole thing has been set up on an ‘island’ that only appears at low tide, we have the added drama of the occasional, and mysterious, re-bridging of a gulf, when any of the key components gets washed out.