Thursday, May 21, 2009

Painting #2 of 5 for the Canvas Project, Art House Gallery, Atlanta

Pronunciation: \ˈtär-gət\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive

Middle English, from Middle French targette, targuete, diminutive of targe light shield, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse targa shield
Date: 14th century

1: a small round shield
2 a: a mark to shoot at
b: a target marked by shots fired at it
c: something or someone fired at or marked for attack
d: a goal to be achieved
3 a: an object of ridicule or criticism
b: something or someone to be affected by an action or development
4 a: the metallic surface (as of platinum or tungsten) upon which the stream of electrons within an X-ray tube is focused and from which the X-rays are emitted b: a body, surface, or material bombarded with nuclear particles or electrons ; especially : fluorescent material on which desired visual effects are produced in electronic devices (as in radar)
— off target
: not valid : inaccurate
— on target
: precisely correct or valid especially in interpreting or addressing a problem or vital issue

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Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer