It’s all in the Clouds

Seeing images formed by clouds in the sky  is something I’m sure we have all experienced. Though the technical name of this process eluded me for a while. Until that is, whilst I was watching a tv show by the learned sage and presenter  Mr Stephen Fry(QI)…he talked about seeing pictures in the sky and it is called pareidolia!

Wikipedia to hand to give a meaning…  is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds.

To be precise pareidolia is a type of apophenia: defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”, but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns in random nature in general.

Well if nothing else I had learned a couple of unusual words to add to a Scrabble board. Defining my work could be fun: Apophenism or Popism, poism  NO…

My  drawings are inextricably linked with my emotions, I suppose there is a connection between my emotional state and what my mind perceives. [ Mind as opposed to the brain]. Isn’t the  mind a truly amazing phenomena.

MoI Drawing 

Molecules of Inspiration [2012 sketchbook No.1, p 29]

drawing by Gregory titled "ecstacy", aslo called E.C.Stacy is part of molecules of emotion pictures,

E.C.Stacy is drawn in pastel on black paper, this is a pareidolia based on the countryside  and I have tried to show a oneness with the environment the trees and the grass.

I have painted this 20″x18″, in acrylic on ink-stained canvas. The low res image doesn’t do justice to the luminosity of this painting…sorry about that.

MoE E.C.Stacy

E.C.Stacy by the contemporary artist Gregory, painted in acrylic on an inked stained canvas, this was painted in 2012,

Gregory, 2012. MoE, E.C.Stacy.