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Here are my mutterings and musings mainly on art.

By themaclean, Aug 16 2018 08:15AM


This is part of the ongoing Slave and War series.


It was previously black only, which made it difficult to see what was going on i.e that the slaves were imprisoned in their own compartments.


Opioids are mostly derived from the beautiful poppy plant. In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioids overdoses in the US. It's now at crisis point.


The bird and rat skulls? Loss of freedom, disease and death. Very sad.

By themaclean, Aug 16 2018 07:58AM


These are the latest in the Stroop Series. All the rest no longer exist.


In neuroscience, the Stroop effect is used to assess reaction times for brain damage, dementia and altitude sickness.


The right side of the brain decodes letters and reads words, whereas the left identifies colours. So, if the name of a colour is shown in a different colour, e.g. red is shown as yellow, it causes temporary confusion and slows down the brain's reaction time.

By themaclean, Feb 9 2018 11:55AM


I've just completed a series of portraits in which the viewer, or gallery-goer "paints" the picture themselves in 15 seconds without any paint, equipment, or real physical effort.


It's amazing. It's based on neuroscience, whereby the human brain can decode a negative image and actually see the positive version in full colour.


Forget painting by numbers. Your brain does it all for you.


This is what you do. Stare at the dark dot on Hector's nose for 15 secs, then look at the blank area to the right of it.


You'll see a young man's face appear in full technicolour where there was only blue; as if by magic.


How's that for truly interactive art? You could call it Positivity.


Clever little things you humans.

By themaclean, Feb 9 2018 11:49AM


I've just completed a series of portraits in which the viewer, or gallery-goer "paints" the picture themselves in 15 seconds without any paint, equipment, or real physical effort.


It's amazing. It's based on neuroscience, whereby the human brain can decode a negative image and actually see the positive version in full colour.


This is what you do. Stare at the dark dot on Hector's nose for 15 secs, then look at the blank area to the right of it.


You'll see a young man's face appear in full technicolour where there was only blue; as if by magic.


How's that for truly interactive art? You could call it Positivity.


Clever little things you humans.

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