Big Ideas Entry 1/30/17

How does an image move or transfer (Barry 9), not only in geographical locations but from our mind and thoughts? How are our hands, images, and insight collected and made apparent through some display of visual representation? These are some of the very questions Lynda Barry seeks to answer, expanding reader’s idea of visual representation to more than an image drawn or painted, but also to a book, song, or object we interact with (15). One of the ways to answer these questions is by using a composition notebook. Collecting elements from our everyday lives and using these as entry points can create unexpected juxtapositions that form stories and show different patterns that Barry believes will help discover “what this thing I call ‘the back of the mind” is up to (62). When this is achieved, understanding movement and transfer of the visual from within becomes more apparent. [JW]