In her essay about Giorgio de Chirico, Isabella Far13 makes an interesting observation, suggesting that a true artist can see with all their senses, meaning that in their mind any idea can come in a visual form. This brings us to the source of artistic inspiration: is it a result of reasoning or a leap of knowledge, an insight? If Far’s claims are true then creating art is not just an analytical but intuitive process — a form of expression rather than translation.
Accepting images as an universal form of expression concurs with the vital role of visual-spatial thinking in our lives. Lines define images, the same way we relate to the spaces we inhabit. Line can act like a character in the room — being both an object as well as the trajectory of movement. There is clearly a strong link between visuals and perception. Through exploring these connections I hope to find more possibilities of expressing and understanding more about my own experience of spaces and places.