An art website popped up on our radar recently called Reimages, founded by art blogger Alicia Joy. She began the website to explain how knowledge can be cross-textual, translated from one form–whether written word, spoken story, etc.–and reiterated through visual image. She calls this cross-textual transformation of knowledge “reimaging,” and hence named her art blog after it.
Sometimes, I see anew what I have already known. Maybe a story or photograph will totally rewire my understanding of a character trait, like perseverance Think of reimaging as animating and reinforcing. A given instance may illustrate a piece of knowledge, expanding and bolstering the effect of its meaning to me. Take love as an example. I may know a couple things about love, but I am sure that I will learn more about it as my life goes on. People, stories, experiences and many circumstances will reimage the meaning of love for me. Or, a good author may work hard to bring to life a strong and persistent character that animates the trait “perseverance,” reimaging such a principle for the reader. Great teachers will repeat themselves in a variety of creative ways to convey their messages, coming at it from several angles to make sure their students thoroughly understand. There is more than one way to learn, and I see this illustrative knowledge everywhere. Knowledge reimages; it resonates colorfully all around us.
To see more of her reimages, check out her website!