Exercise in Imagination Imagination signifies thoughts not perceived in the course of factual reasoning. Mental images of events or objects that derived fundamentally from the mind’s thought not occurrences involve imaginative skills. An individual can have a wide range or experiences existing only in the mind because of the power of imagination. Sasson, (2001) explains that, “Memory is actually a manifestation of imagination” (p. 1). Imagination has limitless boundaries, and imagination manifests in diverse forms. Daydreaming is a basic form of imagination. With the mind unengaged, imagination provides momentary relief from tension, calmness, and contentment (Sasson, 2001). This imagination exercise involves a visual art piece that
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The eagle represents authority, supremacy, and control. The eagle’s open beak revealed the openness of mind, the expected response to command, and the dialogue between the artist, and the art. The eagle ready to spring from the canvas expressed the artists’ frame of mind. The need mental thought inspired by an eagle in flight symbolized the need to be free; to soar to higher ground metaphorically.
Reflection on Probable Occurrences
Artists consider their subjects critically before the work begins, and after its completion. In this instance, the subject, the eagle positioning to soar, represent the artists’ activities, the need to move away from a stagnant position, to begin to take flight, or move into new and exciting directions. The eagle perched, and set in position; signifies the artist completed work, and the time to move toward advancement. The artist saw the similarity between the eagle’s plight, and the personal need to move into new horizons. The eagle preparing to fly was a precursor; the stage was set, the eagle’s wings stretched, as the eagle soars, so does the artist psyche, both ascending into boundless journeys.
Cultural Considerations No cultural limitations or biases could damper the essence of the painting. The eagle ready to soar represents universal thoughts. The art, and artists