Elements of Art - Elements of art are the basic visual symbols found in the work such as lines, shape, form, space, point, light, motion, direction, scale, dimension, texture and color.
Medium - The art material that is used in a work of art such as clay, paint or pencil. Describing more then one art medium is referred to as media. Any substance added to color to facilitate application or to achieve a desired effect.
Symbol- A symbol is a form or image that tells a story of what it is without using words.
Style- A characteristic handling of media and elements of form that gives a work its identity as the product of a particular person, group, art movement, period, or culture.
~ This organ of perception which makes visible the invisible, nourishes our minds and stirs our emotions with the visual images of a perplexing reality. Its association with the sun (source of light, which light is in itself symbolic of intelligence), makes it the antechamber of understanding and therefore enlightenment and knowledge. ~The sun is referred to as the eye of the day and the moon as the eye of the night while the stars are the eyes of the Creator and the artist is an instrument of his creator. Eye
Hole The hole symbolizes the search for knowledge... the desire to know what is beyond.
Boat/Sailing Ship The boat is a means of escape and adventure, transport and exploration. It symbolizes man's desire to dare the unknown, to search for the elusive elixir of life.
The cone is a complex image derived from the metaphysical association of the circle with the triangle, evaluative in its form (vertical thrust), eternal in its oneness. It is also symbolic of the sun in general and, in my creations, of man in particular. It is a metaphor for manhood.
Carnation: A symbol of betrothal or engagement. In China, a carnation is a symbol of marriage.
Bamboo: A symbol for longevity (it's always got green shoots) as well as strength and grace (it bends readily but doesn't break easily). In Chinese philosophy the straight stem of bamboo symbolizes the path towards enlightenment, the segments of the stem being the steps along the way.
Clover leaf: The three divided leaves of clover represent the Christian Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Four-leafed clovers represent luck.