We’ve all stared at Rorschach tests before, whether at the psychologist’s office, when we’re bored in a waiting room or online just for fun. Is it a bird? An old lady? Definitely a car. While there is no right answer to a Rorschach test, that doesn’t make them any less intriguing (it kinda makes ’em more so!). And artist Kyung-Woo Han definitely saw the intrigue in these inkblot quizzes, which led him to create his own series of them made out of, get this, plastic bags.
His series, called “Plastic Rorschach,” is not totally out of character. Han is known for creating simple works of art and compositions that often explore illusions or perception. While not stating outrightly where the inspiration for this idea came from, the artist has made it clear that he believes things can be interpreted in many different ways, and that everyone sees things differently. True that, man, we totally get you.
We suppose it makes sense, in a world filled with shopping addicts and so many plastic bags that some states make paying for them mandatory, that he would think to use them in such a composition. Was it a metaphor? Was that his way of showing people that consumerism is an illusion? Who the heck knows. The symbolism could be debated for hours, but, either way, we certainly think the series is totally cool.
What’s your take on this new type of Rorschach test? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
(h/t Junk Culture)