Rorschach images found on the sidewalk!

What is a Rorschach image? It was an image created by dropping some ink on a page of paper and folding the paper over to get a mirror image of the inkblot. The images were then shown to people who were asked to describe what they were seeing in the somewhat-abstract images. The psychologist who created the "Rorschach test" was Hermann Rorschach, who came up with this idea in 1921. Rorschach would note the person's interpretation of these ambiguous designs to assess their imagination and perception. Scroll down for more ...


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Below are two examples of Rorshach art ... we're not going to get into too many details with the Rorschach Test right now, (you can read more here) but wanted to get on to our own Artsology Rorschach images, which you'll see if you scroll down below this image example.

An example of Rorschach Art

Artsology's "Rorschach images" are collected below; they may not be technically be considered "Rorschach" style since they're not mirror images, but we think that they're ambiguous but suggestive of other things at the same time. We'd love to hear what you're seeing in these images. Tell us what you see in each one, and we'll publish the most-interesting descriptions. If you would like to know how these images were created, please scroll down to the bottom for our explanation.

Artsology Rorschach images #1 (left) and #2 (right):

Artsology's found Rorschach Art images

Artsology Rorschach images #3 (left) and #4 (right):

Artsology's found Rorschach Art images

Artsology Rorschach images #5 (left) and #6 (right):

Artsology's found Rorschach Art images

Artsology Rorschach images #7 (left) and #8 (right):

Artsology's found Rorschach Art images

Here's the explanation of how these "Rorschach" images were created - they are simply the result of sunshine melting snow and ice! Artsology is based in a neighborhood which has a lot of slate sidewalks, and the slate surface is smooth and not porous like concrete, so the water doesn't soak in. As the snow and ice melted, it made these patterns by simple gravity and movement of melting water, and we just came along and photographed them!




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