Pencilbrains Gallery

Words of an image

Examinations of history and memory, through the conflicting nature of an image’s formal make up and the content it contains. The website serves primarily as a living digital archive of stories and works of art from anyone who wishes to share!
It is evident that the development of new means of communication, is changing our sense of reality. the media make narratives of memory and identity into dominant and meaningful representations of reality. The internet is distributing memories into personal, corporate and institutional archives. Archives never guarantee the preservation of authentic memories. It is a fact that systematic archives or historical documents are preserved according to the needs of the authorities that keep them.

In relation to modern art, allegory is when one narrative might mean another, something that was first proposed in Craig Owen’s book The Allegorical Impulse: Toward a Theory of Postmodernism.

Allegories are a comprehensible way to express complex, abstract ideas such as love, life, death, virtue and justice. In other words, an allegory is a neatly packaged idea or lesson, ready to reveal itself, and only waiting to be unwrapped and examined by us. Immense power to illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are easily digestible and tangible to its viewers, readers, or listeners. PENCILBRAINS


“…. These days, many artists are also publishing digital prints of their art. The reproductions are many times presented as signed limited edition “fine art” prints and can sell for hundreds or occasionally even thousands of dollars. The great majority, however, are nothing more than digital prints of scans or photographs of paintings, watercolors or works of art in other mediums (as opposed to original digital works of art created by digital artists entirely or in part on computers which ARE considered to be unique)…”

Christina S,