Linda Casbon
Roger Williams Botanical CenterUrban NaturalistsGarrison Art CenterTranslations2001-2010installations 1993-2000olive boatscupsAccordion Bowls

In Paul Valery's words, "to see is to forget the name of the thing one sees".

My work translates forms into a language of metaphoric associations. It hints at meanings without using literal descriptions. Objects are the visual sounds of this language. When placed together these words form a sentence, a poem, and a kind of narrative with its own internal logic. The pieces look like . . . feel like . . . sound like . . . but cannot be consciously identified or named. With this work I am striving for a sense of unnameable familiarity.