Co-Creative Art

Gazing into my abstract paintings involves collapsing the possibilities of a semi-formless chaos into an interpretation. The complex yet indistinct shapes, colours, and textures compel the imagination to complete the painting. This co-creative style of abstraction acknowledges and draws out the creator from within the observer.

Like the Rorschach inkblot test, my images can be used to facilitate mild conscious visualization. The viewer supplies the content and meaning of what is discovered in these dynamic playgrounds. This inbuilt subjectivity allows one painting to appear differently to a multitude of viewers, functioning in part as a kind of subconscious mirror.

In quantum theory, objects can exist in more than one state when no one is looking at them; curiously, my paintings exist in multiple states especially when people are looking at them. A group of people reported seeing the following images in the painting below:

  1. a whale with a blue-green eye

  2. an elephant

  3. a lady dressed in pink holding a scepter

  4. a robot dog

  5. a lion’s nose

  6. a mountain landscape

  7. an elderly man with long hair

  8. a skull

  9. a fish blowing bubbles, waves

  10. a pair of children