Symbolic Significance

I can't help but think about the subtlety of symbols in artful reflection. When I choose my own shapes from my vast selection of stamps and stencils, I often choose with intentionality. However, equally often, I simply gravitate toward a shape for what seems like no particular reason. Then, once the reflection is completed I can look back and identify what (probably) means what.

 In theological talk, a sacrament is "a visible external sign of an internal invisible grace." In many regards, symbols offer a parallel role for art.