One image - many meanings
From my series Multitudes back in 2006, one painting named "displaced" had a surprising hit. Several websites and blogs used exactly the same image as an icon to illustrate their points of view, and each interpretation was totally different from one another. From Christian songs, to a sociology blog and a university text on sociology in Brasil.
Not for nothing their's a say "The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" or in this case, "the meaning is in the eyes of the beholder".
Some asked for permission, some just added the www.sustigraphics.com url that was housing the image at that time. Here are some that are still on the web
Behold Now the Kingdom - John Michael Talbot & Terry Talbot
Artwork can be found at http://www.sustigraphics.com.
published: 18 Nov 2010
author: Jayme Martin
La crise mondiale : son déroulement jusqu’ici, comment elle semble évoluer et les perceptions et possibilités d’action de la base
De Tancredo Neves a Barack Obama.
Tu vaudras aux yeux du monde ce que tu vaux à tes yeux
Tes écrits de ton nom tu signeras
Not Buying Anything
And from the same Multitudes series but using other paintings
Critica socio-cultursl contemporanea
Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Humanidades y Comunicaciones de la Universidad Metropolitana
Materialismo Strikes Back?