JOHN WELSON - Emblem - A Statement
In the abstract there is the concrete form.
The emblem in modern art:-
There are topics, subjects and modes and means of expression
which have not found their way into the mainstream of
artistic expression in the latter part of the twentieth
centuary. This does not mean that they are not of value
nor indeed that they are are not valid means of expression
but that they have not been taken as a part of the artists
every day vocabulary. There may be many or various reasons
for this happening but in the work included by this artist
there is an attempt to place a concept which could be
considered to out of date in a contemporary context.
The emblem offering both an illustration and a statement
of direction might be perceived as being over presciptive
to the observer. However, in the work included both the
work itself as well as the motto feed off and into each other.
This has the effect of there being an act of interaction
to the affect of creating a heightened sense of both
visual and cerebral awareness. In effect a third layer
of comprehension is being achieved by bringing these two
means of expression together in order to create a greater