Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ROLL VS. FOLD


All this talk about George Washington and his scroll got me thinking . . . why are there so many statues of men holding big scrolls? And statues of women holding books? Roll up or thumb through? I feel a graduate dissertation coming on. . .







1 comment:

  1. Also, I guess you could make a case for scroll as phallic symbol vs book as representing the vagina.

    Alternately, scrolls are older than books, so there's something to dig into there, about women in statuary being represented with knowledge in a later historical stage than men? I'm grasping, b/c I can't word it correctly. I think you get me.

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