3. Moondrift Tomorrow: Symbolic Confrontation

Symbolic Synergy explores the elements of Symbolism with Confrontation, as exemplified by the work of Moondrift Tomorrow.

Review of work by Moondrift Tomorrow3. Confrontation

Contrasts create drama and the core of the message. Like a novel must have a protagonist, a plot must have a climax, a symphony must have a crescendo, a visual composition begins with the opposition of extremes. Large/small, light/dark, warm/cold, changing/stationery— are the most typical techniques employed, often exaggerated for expressive effect, much like a camera lens can see differently than the human eye. Concepts adjust and use the medium of presentation. What the artist emphasizes is the greatest level of control. The images in this article use contrast to direct the eye. Within each creative work, an initial question determines the focal point. As the beginning of comprehension, the five standard ‘who, what, why, when and where’ build from the source of an emphasized confrontation.

“Globulus 7” by Moondrift TomorrowMoondrift Tomorrow displays a series approach, setting up each theme with a vocabulary for an imagined world. These abstracted settings mirror their real references, but make visible what is usually not seen. The embryo-like creatures in “Globulus 7” confront a red heat-like force that continues beyond this picture-window. What is this threat? There is a barrier to understanding. Might this be symbolic of limited vision? Of curiosity to know what can’t be known? Or can it? Might this creature break through that barrier, only to embrace the red threat, or, perhaps, even be destroyed by it. The ambiguity of protection with limitations can inspires relationship questions.

Continue the exploration of Symbolism with 4. Personification featuring
Xirana Oximoxi, “Thoughts” at Active Gallery presented by Geejann Blackadder.

See additional review of work by Moondrift Tomorrow in The Aesthete and The Amateur: “Saying a Lot with a Little.”

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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
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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
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