CREATION and APPROPRIATION of MOTIF
With the use of ethnic and self-stylized motif one can speak thru new and old visual symbols to create a universal image. The appropriation of traditional symbols and motif serves to engage our primal visual concepts and cultural discourse. Primitive motif and design need to be seen with the eyes of today and given due importance. Art must turn to common, approachable, and “primitive” ideals, not self-importance.
Ernest Carl Fackler