Recently, I had a presentation in my Psychology class on the Rorschach Inkblot Test. In my research I found that Hermann Rorschach created the test to study the process of perceptive patterns rather than the perceptions alone. In fact, regardless of popular belief, imagination had little to do with it. Rorschach was inspired by Klecksography when creating the experimental test to help diagnose mental illness. This test is what most people think of the when viewing mirrored inkblot images. The purpose of creating these cards were not to do any sort of testing, but rather to use it as a fun game of imagination of “what do you see?” Or maybe to tell a story from the images. I imagine those gifted at scrying could actually do psychic readings with them as well.
To create the final images, I made one page of ink blots (image below) with ink on watercolor paper. Parts of that image were cut out and then mirrored on my computer.
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