- The artist deals with what cannot be said in words.
- The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words.
- The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.
- Words can be used thus paradoxically because they have, along with a semiotic usage, a symbolic or metaphoric usage.
- All fiction is metaphor.
- ...the truth is a matter of the imagination.
Wow. My mind is blown. Is she saying the entity an artist creates is greater than the individual elements used to create it? Or maybe, art is also like humanity in that human beings are greater than the sum of their atoms/blood cells/neurons? So, art is a metaphor for humanity? Hhm. I'll have to think about this some more.
What do you think she's getting at?
We Electric Spec Editors have been hard at work on the new issue. Will there be art created with words? Check it out on August 31, 2010!