Rorschach

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 48", 1999

Rorschach is a combinaton of the Rorschach ink blot test and the New York MTA Subway Map. What look like amorphous blobs are actually a mirrored reflection of the land masses of the five boroughs of New York City as they appear on the subway map. The subway map is designed to display the subway lines and not the city's actual topography, so there are substantial distortions. Thus even a native New Yorker may not immediately recognize the source of this image.

 

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