Abstract art and forms invite people to use their imagination to see images. Pablo Picasso cleverly stated, “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” What images do you perceive in the above abstract painting? Sit with it and stare for a few moments. What do you see? “Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.” W. Somerset Maugham
Today, there was attention given to a chicken nugget that looked like George Washington.
Some would say, wow, you have a great imagination. Do you see the resemblance? What else besides a chicken nugget, does that form look like to you? What image do you see if it was turned 180 degrees / upside down?
As children, many of us gazed into the heavens and made out animals and other things from the fluffy, billowy clouds we would see in the sky. Many summer afternoons would be spent playing this fun game with our friends and siblings. Why not do this now? Take time to gaze at the clouds, what do you see? “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
You can engage your imagination any time you wish. From chicken nuggets to billowy clouds to an office ceiling or into your coffee mug just before you stir up the cream, you can activate your imagination and allow images to form in your mind. Can you imagine other ways to engage in this type of activity?Does it sound like fun? You bet it does. Enjoy the moment and turn up the imagination.
I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel. Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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