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4 He terms the use of figures in a piece as 'links to a bridge'. -Donaldson points out a central photo in the work as the starting point. He continues about how the piece must be sealded [[sealed]] to preserve it. -Critique of Adger Cowans photostat of a piece- -Cowans-Request input on the image he is presenting. It was pictured in a dream. -Donaldson notices areas of solid and relief areas. Cowans does alot [[a lot]] of painting on black he feels it is the sum of all color and uses color on black. -Phillips-I get the feeling of an ahnk [[ankh]] and embellishment. Or a Shango figure. -The picture has the proportions of pygmies, who in the African tradition where the first people, hence deriving the proportions of a large head area and small body. -Much discussion followed this concept. -Critique of Nelson Stevens work- -Donaldson- You seem to be getting involved with deep space. -Auld is reminded of medical illustrations. -Donaldson sees this but claims the piece doesn't rely on it. He inquires about the pelvis bone in recent work. -Stevens explains that we were the oldest bone on earth. He,trying to find an African American symbol went to a universal symbol of rebirth. -Cowans likens the color of the bone to daylight. -Two of Stevens other paintings are put up, discussion follows- -Donaldson suggest the association of the bone with the macabre, mutilation, amputees, and death -Stevens feels the bone reads different things depending on the conetext [[context]] it's presented in. The color distribution, and distribution of static and moving forms comprises this difference. -Henderson identifies the difference between isolation and incorporation of the pelvic bone as elements making the composition work. -Steven- I am trying to get a feeling of glass, plastic shapes molded out of plastic sheets, a translucency. -Criticism arises out of the pedestrian pose of the top figure. -Donaldson-How are you relating this to Koolaid color? He brings up the example of
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