The Rorschach Test by Simon Puschmann

18 March 2019

The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach. In the 1960s, the Rorschach was the most widely used projective test.

Simon created distorted landscape images of landscapes to which someone commented “they are just like the Rorschach inkblots” to which Simon said: “Exactly!”

We feel that they sit perfectly within our News Section next to the Blackburn Pendulum images. We do love a bit of abstraction.