Monday, July 25, 2011

"A Sense Of Place"

"Imagine a painter who sets up his easel and spends three weeks on a meticulous rendering of a small town. Another artist comes along, does a sketch in an hour and leaves. Both paintings are shown in the village, and our careful painter scoffs at the sketch: "It's not even the village," he might say. "He's left out the hen house, heightened the mountain, and cut down the trees!" Yet the townspeople immediately identify with the sketch. One painter gave them a blueprint of the village; the other, a sense of place." - Paul Strisik

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