Before I folded this one I literally said to myself, “this could really suck”. Then I opened it up and it really didn’t!
The thing I like most about these ‘rorschachs’ is the strong element of chance to them. Chance in artwork — one of the Dada’s best ideas imo. I squirt the paint on and try to do some kind of composing, but I really have no idea at all what it’s going to look like when I open it up. This one looks nothing like I intended when I was laying the paint down. I was thinking “more like a structure, architectural, than like a face or smashed bug”, but is that what I got? Heck no! 🙂 As always with these, I got a surprise. And I thought it looked festive. Even the dots I added did not fall as I intended. I don’t have as much control dripping them out of the bottle as I thought I would. But by then I just went with it and didn’t fret too much when the paint ridges some of them hit distorted them from the dots I hoped for.
The thing I dislike about these is that they take almost zero in the way of skill. They’re so easy I really don’t feel like I’ve done anything at all special. But that’s just more ‘artist psychological’ nonsense — I know that much. It’s just meaningless chatter, just a flapping door. None of this means anything anyway. Few things in life really do, and this is not one of them. 🙂