In The Republic Plato describes how people live in caves of their own making, and hover against the back walls out of insecurity and fear. They have no view of the true world but see only the glare of light and the silouhettes, "shadows" he called them, of the figures that passed the entrance to the cave. Only the brave, the adventurous, could walk to the opening of the cave, cross its threshold, and see the wonder and majesty of the world outside. In these paintings we see both the passing shadows and the wonders of man and nature in the magic land beyond. The borders, as in other Adler works, embrace and enhance the inner drama of the center of the painting.

The View From Plato's Cave Series

Paintings By Ed Adler

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