What’s your favorite? Frogs, bees, ladybugs, fish, dogs, birds? Imagery is what many of the artists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show use to evoke a response from you; to show you her story instead of telling you. Check out how the artists exhibiting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show use imagery in their respective medium whether it be fiber, wood, glass, clay or metal.
In many cultures, fish hold a prime symbolic meaning. In ancient Eastern Indian and Greco Roman mythology the fish is a symbol of transformation and creation. In Buddhism the fish symbolizes happiness and freedom. In Judaism, fish are a symbol of good luck.
Birds with their power of flight, represent the soul, flying free of the earthbound body and seeking the heavens. In mythology, birds are symbols of power and freedom.
Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show this November 2011 and find out for yourself.