Never Judge a Book by its Cover
8” x 9” x 1 1/4
Oil on stone, mixed media 2005
I found an old library index box in a garage sale and it triggered the idea of how some people like to categorize others, to put them into neat comfortable little categories. “Never judge a book by its cover" yet people do it all the time. Sometimes it's based on an initial impression (and some of those impressions are not always wrong) or based on prejudice, preconceived notions and dislikes. I guess when it bothers me is not that we sometimes do it (I think that is human nature), but that some take their perception as fact and leave no room for accepting that people are not always what they seem and don't keep an open mind.
My blog entry was inspired by a great story on
Simplistic Art called "Jumping to Conclusions".