Pictures of 1000 Words

Don Teachout's avatar Don Teachout

My entry for Artprize 2014 has been composed entirely of words. These words relate the ancient wisdom of the 3000-year-old book of Proverbs in the form of 7 seemingly unrelated images. What you see as pictures from a distance resolves into thousands of words when you see them up close. It's a great demonstration of the significant role that perspective plays in how we perceive the world around us. About the images: What do you see? These pictures may appear abstract at first - but once you "see" a picture, it will be hard to NOT see it :) Two separate themes are represented in these images. The primary theme is "Wisdom", and is conveyed in the meanings of the words themselves. There is a pertinence to these ancient words that retains currency and relevance even to you as you view it today. The secondary theme is "Design," and is alluded to by the subject matter of the somewhat abstract images. Take some time and (re)discover the details that have been embedded in this art!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: PVC Cintra and wood
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 5 feet