Have you ever witnessed Shadow People ?
Perhaps the tiled floor in your restroom has come alive with imagery ?
Leonardo da Vinci claimed (page 62 observation #163) to see new inventions in the mold-stained walls around him!
Rorschach believed he could glimpse into the mind via inkblots. As the master of images in patterns known as
Abstract Extractionism, I can help you access your sub-conscious via your scribbles.
Move your mouse over this scribble to witness the scene: "Bon Voyage". Would you like your scribble read?
Contact me at the secretofthesage@yahoodotcom to get yours today!
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To fully understand my art and my intentions, please read the LA Times article entitled, "Just whose idea is it anyway?" by Marc Porter Zasada
This is the place to start:
Remember, Pareidolia was only first used
Collected at the bottom are links to some of the best examples on the internet.
Throughout our history,
mankind has recognized replicas in objects.
During that time,
many creatives have come across the curiosity -
giving it their own twist:
complete with new vocabulary
and the most unique techniques and applications.
An Art Movement!
Abstract Extractionism is the study and practice of
the Recognition of an idea, image, scene or other
abstract in Abstraction and the subsequent Extraction
of it, utilizing the Cavazos Method, in part or in whole.
The Cavazos Method™
Begin with an object that will be used for inspiration (Matrix). This can be
anything abstract OR abstracted.
The artist's Recognition can vary from Replica to Abstraction.
Depending on the amount of Extraction that will take place, the artist should
Preserve the Matrix before Extracting the Recognition; keeping in mind the
From sculpting away, to merely pointing it out, the artist coax's
the suggestion from the Matrix.
Exhibition of the Abstract (Matrix) and Extract varies greatly and can be
anything from a simple side-by-side presentation to elaborate viewer
interactivity that reveals the Extraction.
Abstract Extractionism and the Cavazos Method are a Trademark of
A key characteristic of the field is that there is no one meta term that
is universally recognized by all to describe and categorize the
phenomenon. Therefore, Abstract Extractionism is also about looking
closely at how past and current creatives dealt/deal with the subject.
Ismael Cavazos The Secret of the Sages
5 Flickr Groups:
I See Faces
Peter Bueschen Winslow Homer: The Obtuse Bard
Michael Brenson Art View: The Faces that Haunt Van Gogh's Landscapes
J. H. Broshear They Come From The Wood
Stone Faces Gazetteer
Jeffrey Rigo Shower Jesus
Adam Stubblefield Inkblots as Passwords
Faith Virgin Mary Madonna Mother & Christ Child Miracle Image
X-ray of Mallard reveals Alien Head
Dr. Guy Worthey Stone Faces
Dawn Sorrell Rocknoggins
Miloslaw Smyk The Man in the Moon
and other weird things
Terry Dodds Cloud Photo
Frances Pennline of Charleroi Headless Jesus in Clouds
Kevin Short Sky Images
David Hargrave Clouds of Consciousness
Nefertiti Face (Slide No. 42, Artificial Structures on Mars)
Belgrave Hall Museum in Leicester Woman in Victorian Dress
World of the Strange Ghosts / Apparitions
Fractals as Matrices
Ismael Cavazos Scribblism
Curlin Reed Sullivan Botanical Character Studies
Uwe Kurz Balloon-Painting
Fred Ressler Photography of Shadows
Google Maps A Dragon on a Mexican River
Sharon Elmendorf Generations at Play
Juan Pastrano Jesus in Frying Pan
Rob Nye Extractionist Paintings
Mark D. Phillips Satan in the Smoke
New Hampshire Old Man in the Mt.
Lloyd Stewart Carpenter Great FACE on the Pacific Ocean Floor
Auto Expressions Teeth Grille Inserts
Diana Duyser Grilled Cheese Virgin Mary
Ditto Dalcher Jesus Brick
A customer of Seminole Finance Corp. Virgin Mary
Phil Plait Lenin in Shower Curtain
Ella Huffin Jesus Appears on Base of Tree
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Bob Bernstein The Nunbun
Suiseki (pr. suh-EE-seck-eh)
Tea Leaf Reading
Max Ernst Frottage
Hermann Rorschach Psychological Tests based on Inkblots
Victor Marie Hugo
Justinus Kerner Klecksography
H. W. Janson
Leonardo da Vinci
Past attempts at defining Abstract Extractionism:
Most definitions have a bias either towards chance/random or destiny/divinely ordained.
Dali's bias is towards a state of mind. Rob Nye's bias is towards his own work - his definition is limited in it's scope.
First, witness, as a writer freely uses three
of the words listed on this site interchangeably...
Horace Walpole's Serendipity
Cozen's New Method
Carl Jung's Synchronicity
invented 1875 - 1961
Dali's Paranoiac-Critical Method
Klaus Conrad's Apophenia
Steven Goldstein's Pareidolia
Rob Nye's Extractionism
Wikipedia's Religious Pareidolia
Ismael Cavazos' Abstract Extractionism
Referred to, but missused vocabulary:
Abstract Extraction is the Forefather of the Visual Pun (top left corner), which is the Forefather of Optical Illusions.