Automatic drawing into random lines have the potential to become surrealistic, fantastical creatures.
It is like looking for faces in the clouds. Look carefully at the lines. What do you see?
This is what I saw.
WHAT IS A GAZOONKA?
My father loved making up words. Chancimanos, Groitenzeemagon, and he made up the word for his grandchildren when he told them about the Gazoonka birds. I appropriated it when I began creating these outlandish creatures so my definition is....
A GAZOONKA is something resembling human or animal form
that is created by drawing and doodling into random lines.
GAZOONKA-DOODLE is a puzzle.... Making sense of random lines and squiggles.
It is an innovative and creative tool for drawing. The catylist for creativity.
How do I use GAZOONKA?
- A puzzle to stimulate the right brain.
- Make sense of and interpret random lines.
- A problem solving activity.
- A tool to stimulate creativity.
- Produce illustrations to write about.
- A place to doodle.
- To draw for fun.
'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. Albert Einstein
'Creativity is intelligence having fun.'
'Disneyland will never be completed.
It will continue to grow as long as
there is imagination left in th world'
PAREIDOLIA, in a nutshell, is the ability to see faces, or other things, where there isn't one.
"In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing "if you look at any walls spotted with various stains.... if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers, combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."
These imaginings, or seeings, with the aid of drawing, become my Gazoonkas
Fran Webster's Art
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