Project Pareidolia Pointillism – The Tools

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I’ll be recording the process with a Nikon D3100 50mm lens at what could be interesting times.

4 basic colours to use on a 16 x 20″ clayboard panel and applied using a toothpick. This is much easier than it looks, but I will be careful to mix half and half paint and water so that it will flow easily from the toothpick. In my experience, each time I touch the loaded toothpick, it will create 4-6 solid dots on the surface.

The intent is to randomly apply dots until the surface is completely covered and then attempt to tease images out of the chaos much like I did in this piece:

Pareidolic Air

The difference, this time, will be that there will be no pre-conceived notion of intent, such as the idea of ‘Air’ in the above.

Think of it as a personal pareidolic Rorchach experiment using pointillism…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointillism

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6 Responses to Project Pareidolia Pointillism – The Tools

  1. simonhlilly says:

    This will be an interesting thing to watch as it develops!

  2. leo brady says:

    Excellent!

  3. cindy knoke says:

    Your work is spectacular! Bravo~

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