"Modern artists are like poets with paint "
"I think all modern artists are like that guy who sharpens pencils for $35."
"At one point he says modern artists are like priests; they offer no proof of meaning, asking us to just have faith in the ideas. Another time, modernism is described as imagination without skill. We come to doubt the abilities of the artists as they discuss their more conceptual works."
"The first priests were artists. These shamans, magic men, projected their hopes and fears into images, influencing great spirits to do their bidding through their act of creating. Modern artists are like these old shamans suggesting magic and having spiritual resonance. Artists tend to commune with the unknown and work with the unnamable. They must learn about it and describe it in their own way. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.