Laura Fischman
Allegory of the Cave Paintings
I often reread Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." I recently felt the urge to read it once again. It seems, more than ever, that the lessons learned in this short parable are important to think about again. For me, this story is a call for empathy, understanding of other(s), and, a lesson in our humanity; the flaws, shortcomings and myopia that plagues us all and the need to be vigilant about recognizing when we are falling into the trap of short-sightedness. These paintings are visual responses to Plato's “Allegory of the Cave.”