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Monday, May 12, 2014

"Intertwined" 45" X 45" acylic on gallery wrapped paper

Intertwined by April M Rimpo - SOLD
Since I generally paint semi-abstract or realistic scenes of people and places, when I venture out in new directions I can't help but see things in my non-objective work.  I think it's a bit like looking at clouds and seeing people or animals. Or maybe something like when people from long ago gazed at star formation and found pictures that became named constellations.

I don't know if humans have some reason that causes them to look for the familiar?  I find it fascinating how when shown random objects we seem to want to make some kind of order to them.  Even the Rorschach psychological test created by Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach used ink blots to try to evaluate people's thinking processes.

I won't share what I see in my own painting so as not to bias your experience, but it would be interesting to me to hear what if anything you see in Intertwined.  Enjoy!  I hope this painting brings you as much joy as I had creating it.


  1. I really like this piece! I'm fascinated too, by how we each 'see' things... I think that our sense of aesthetics is very much associated with those things that are most like ourselves. We look for those same patterns and proportions that much of nature is composed of. I see it in your painting too!

  2. Funny, sometimes I do not like what I see in such abstracts. Took a class once...did some watercolor abstracts...end up seeing the strangest things in the results!

  3. I'm finding it intriguing that neither of you told me what you saw. Maybe that is best so none of us with influence what others see. I agree with you,, Katherine, about patterns of proportions of nature. That is right along the lines of what I am seeing.


I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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