Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Enclosed Unicorn


One of our posters on the blog here painted a beautiful picture of a black and white Unicorn about 10 days ago- I was struck immediately at the time by the expression on its face- both sad and innocent- and it simply just reminded me of what Adorno once said about Philosophy "that it is really there to redeem what lies in an animal's gaze". Since then, I've had glimpses of that expression again during the course of my daily routine- and unlike a photo which simply just is an image of a thing- a created picture is so much more and that's why it can on occasions speak volumes.