"Ikke alt som glitrer er gull!"
A Norwegian proverb says that "Everything that glitters is not gold!"
"Ce n'est pas une pipe"...... all who know René Magritte, know what I mean!
I made this "artificihial" in water colors to use it as a button to all my local cultural posts. The original is actually a small piece of art in gold. It's called a brakteat, originally from the Iron Age and are found just a few miles from where I live, called Bingedammen.
What is interesting is that the design has some global pattern. We find similar expressions in Canada, in the Mexico/Central America and several locations in Asia/Pasific islands. There is no doubt that our visual culture back in time have the essence in common, wherever we come from in this world.
This is a picture of the original:
Check out more information about these ancient obejcts here: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakteat
Sally Taylor has this defination:
Noen synonymer for artifichial er: menneskeskapte, kunstig, dvs ikke den ekte varen, sluhet/list (? her må det være feil oversettelse), imitasjon, uekte. Mennesket har imitert naturen i svært lang tid .....
Og jeg føyer til i denne sammenhengen, etterlikning, erstatning og avbilding.
THANK A FARMER
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