Today’s Lesson: Perspective

kinderdudenFor the visual artist this could be a simple lesson in vanishing points and horizon lines. How objects look in relation to each other. For a writer a scene is assembled or deconstructed in words. A point of view is taken or exchanged. Past, present and future can meet in an instant. Perspective gives us access to other lives. Empathy becomes our window on the world.

Creative prompt: What are the reference points that guide your imagination? When you look at this picture what is the first observation that you make? What are the sounds that you hear? What does it smell like? What is the temperature? Take a person or object from the scene and give their perspective. Are you early or late for your train?


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