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SYMPATHETIC MAGIC | AMANDA BLAKE

oil paintings on panel

Opening Reception: March 25, 2019, 630pm

Show Conclusion: July

 
 
 
 

STATEMENT:

“Sympathetic magic is an idea that forms the basis of much magical thought - like creates like and objects in contact with a person, place or event retain connection once separated. Objects become things that can represent other things and be used to create a desired outcome - an antique connects you to the past, a clover brings luck, a stork on a house brings peace.  When thinking this way all things we connect with in the world are given meaning, become magical talismans just as painting something transforms it into a symbol and imparts it with meaning. These paintings explore sympathetic magic through both the symbols and narratives depicted in the paintings as well as thinking of the paintings as symbolic objects themselves. “



 
 

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