1. Amona Savira: Symbolic Exaggeration

Symbolic Synergy explores the first element of Symbolism with Exaggeration, exemplified by the work of Amona Savira.


1. Exaggeration

If art is like a mirror, it projects caricatures through the artist’s choice of emphasis. For an expressive statement to have impact, it can’t be timid. Boldness is either rewarded or discarded. Taking a risk either pays off or requires recovery. Every creator must ask ‘how can I push this further?’ The quality of strengthening a concept occurs when art is viewed more for communication than personally-focused expression. Clarity is always enriched with a simplified clear approach. How each  artist in this series presents exaggeration varies as much as their styles. But always, their strongest works are the ones that push ideas to the extreme within the definitions outlined in their unique vocabularies.

“Losing It” by Amona Savira

Amona Savira demonstrates exaggeration most powerfully in “Losing It.” Using the virtual world to form the exact nondescript table and chair allows her to make them generic. This image may be a kitchen or an office. This impossible view does not express floating, but invisibility—the furniture and the figure inhabit the same plane. Amona is a master of mystery, and no where is it better shown than here. The provocative, even intrusive, view begs the question of what this character is doing. It is clear that the view is from below up, different from the ant who also inhabits the same plane. The sky gives the composition a much greater depth. This scene can be anywhere. This figure questions her position. She wonders where she is and how well she utilizes her resources. The posture of kneeling signifies she is looking for something or startled, like being caught or interrupted. The environment from outside the room sheds its undeniable influence, and within this situation, she might feel swept along with circumstance. She takes another view of her position and seems posed amid potential action. The view, the pose, the proximity of elements are all exaggerations that transform the mundane into the extraoridinary.

Continue the exploration of Symbolism with 2. Enigma, featuring
Bear Silvershade, 
at Timamoon Arts presented by Milly Sharple

See additional review of work by Amona Savira in Sim Street Journal #2.

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INDEX for all contributors and articles
Sim Street Journal #1: Virtual Reveals Real
Sim Street Journal #2: The Old in the New
Sim Street Journal #3: Magicians of Meaning
Sim Street Journal #4: Telling Stories
Sim Street Journal #5: Champions of Expression
Sim Street Journal #6: Overlapping Realities
Sim Street Journal #7: Luck Created
Sim Street Journal #8: Facing the Inevitable
Sim Street Journal #9: Motivated Learning
Sim Street Journal #10: Serious Fun
Sim Street Journal #11: Fantasy Fulfillment
Sim Street Journal #12: Insights from Extremes
Sim Street Journal #13: Bridging Boundaries
Sim Street Journal #14Realities Blend
Sim Street Journal #15: Creative Collaborations
Sim Street Journal #16: Visual Music

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