Dichotomy. On the one hand, or on the other... It’s not what’s right, it’s what’s left OR it’s not what’s left, it’s what’s right. Persistent binary questions we ask ourselves.
Having immersed myself for many years into this endless dialogue of opposing forces, I decided to consolidate workshop presentations that relate to the subject into print. There are many images which can be interpreted as something else. In this book I explore how that concept may be manipulated both literally and metaphorically via visual semiotics.
The following pages, show some examples from the book (in progress) that explores how opposing forces can manifest into icons, indexes and symbols. How visual meaning is constructed and understood cross-culturally and inherently, and question at what point it translates into the essence that signifies the intended message. Seemingly opposite or contrary forces may be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent as to life itself.
Clive Jacobson 05/2019