This one was made with liquid acrylics instead of the heavy body acrylics I’ve done these with previously. When I opened this up I said “Wow!” The colors interacted better than I’d hoped! They kind of wove together in places.
It has kind of bothered me that I look at these things myself and usually get no impression. I would normally interpret that as indicating a lack of creativity, but that does not fit with the fact — particularly obvious to me — that I created them. So it just seems very odd to me that I make them and yet do not see anything in them until you point out the obvious resemblances. Neurologists should study my brain!
But that is not the case with this one! I have a definite, clear impression from this one! But I don’t want to color your interpretations by telling you what I see. But if you really want to know, use your mouse to highlight here: I see a Samurai. Yes indeedy, it’s the ol’ html magic of white text on a white background!
Then when I was taking the photos for this post I remembered that as abstracts — and these especially — they really have no top or bottom, so I flipped it over. And saw something else again: A Cacodemon from Doom, the old video game from the 90s. Which is this.
Here’s what it looked like before the smoosh. The background is deposits and formations of fluorescent green wash.
And while I was flipping these things over, I subjected the Chinese Dragon to the same treatment. To me it looks like a cheerful old timer with a handlebar mustache and a hat more elaborate than his usual bowler from this side.
What do you see?