• Grace Mendez How to Use Your Symbols

    How to Discover Your Symbols

    How to Discover Your Symbols One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery.”  ~ Christopher Nolan It’s possible that you are using symbols without even noticing. One way to discover your symbols is to survey your current and past work. What common threads do they share? What colors, motifs or shapes reappear? Are there particular marks that you like to include in your work? Another source of symbols is to look at artwork that you are attracted to. What is it about the image that you like? Can you find any symbols? Are they metaphoric? Are they figurative?…