Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist , was the creator of the infamous inkblot test used for psychoanalysis. He believed that a subject's response to an ambiguous and meaningless stimulus (inkblots) could provide insight into one's thought processes; detecting such conditions as thought disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and psychopathy.
yes....psychopathy and the holidays...they are familiar bedfellows are they not?
"What might this be?" was the question that Rorschach coined as an introduction to a patient viewing his inkblot cards.
Here are a few renderings along with my pondering the question "What might they be?" in terms of the holiday season:
This might be bubbles and fireworks....but it ends in a puddle of disappointment.
Interpretation: Yearns for mistletoe and several cocktails, but from past experience views that combination as generally having an undesirable and regrettable next day outcome.
Plate IIThis might be an angry bearded face donning a pointed hat and doing quite a bit of scoffing.
Interpretation: Suffers from the fear of being on santa's naughty list.
Plate IIII believe this might be santa.. laying flat on his back with mittened arms out stretched, after being hit by a car, and left for dead.
Interpretation: Possible outcome of future events if i don't find these under my tree this year...
However, on the surface, these trees can be given as cutesty art, perfect for sending to fam this year in lieu of commercially made cards.....They don't have to understand why they are overwhelmed with their own personal demons when viewing these trees...Psychopathy and the holidays, my friends...Let's embrace it.
*cut out trees or other symmetrical holiday icons of your liking from construction paper.
*apply glue mindlessly
*fold paper in half. squish. open.
*apply shake 'ems (glitter)
*review the images and come to terms with your inner mind's workings.