A fable in brief is simply an extended description of what metaphor accomplishes. It avoids saying 'this' stands for 'that' and allows meaning to remain unfixed. This fluidity is also a displacement, one thing substituted for another. Metaphor like collage is always a disturbance, an enigmatic disturbance. It's illusiveness registers more poignantly what remains absent. Fable in Brief is a slowly emerging series of drawing/tracings and etchings that will be bound into a collection of artists' books to celebrate the Year of the Print in 2016.
(i) - (iii) Fable in Brief Graphite on tracing paper