Finding Art from Your Mind

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ImageAre you a person like me who sees more than what is there?If you stare at a wallpaper pattern do you see faces or animals?  Do you see pictures in the clouds?  There is a scientific term for this process, Pareidolia.

“Pareidolia (/pærɨˈdliə/parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.”   Wikipedia

The above image was created by random colors on paper. I use this approach to free up my mind and imagination, hoping to create something beyond my everyday scope. The painting was propped up…

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