My latest painting is of a blonde woman done in a pixelated style (think Minecraft) titled “This Isn’t Just Another Pretty Face”.
I recently began a trip down Crypto lane and without trying, resemblances from the random patterns generated by QR Codes began jumping out at me.
Per usual, I added color to the pattern to bring these images to life as I found that, for the most part, it doesn’t take away your ability to scan the code!
The finished product is an acrylic painting on canvas panel 5″ x 5″ that has a base value that no one can dispute. You see, I’ve added .01 BTC to the wallet/painting!
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The painting is the Public Key (16RTCP5Az75Ua3UqzsWqkkqUAcCft9T1Yg) and the Private Key, to access the BTC, is attached to the back of the painting so that the actual physical object has the value. You can verify the wallet’s balance here.
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As a specialist in Recognizing Resemblances in patterns such as scribbles and drip paintings, it was only natural for me to recognize the shapes that exist in QR Codes. In fact, I created a piece two years ago this month using the QR Code generated from the word ‘Love’.
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The term pareidolie was introduced by the German psychiatrist, Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum in articles published in 1865 and 1866.
Then, in an 1867 British medical journal article reviewing Dr. Kahlbaum’s article (The Journal of Mental Science, Volume 13), the German word Pareidolie was translated into English as pareidolia. Although the word is rarely found in general dictionaries, it has a long history in psychiatry.
Pareidolia has been getting more popular lately with it being added to dictionaries as recent as February 2017 – specifically the Merriam-Webster dictionary!
: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern
Around here we prefer the word Extractionism to pareidolia – which has a leaning towards this as an error in seeing.
This research was done using https://books.google.com/ngrams and information from http://www.obtusebard.org
 “Die verschiedenen Formen der Sinnesdelirien. Ein Beitrag zur Erweiterung der psychiatrischen Symptomatologie und zur psysiologischen Psychologie.” by K. Kahlbaum. Centralblatt für die medicinishchen Wissenschaften, No. 57, 23 December 1865. p. 908ff.
 “Die Sinnesdelirien” by Dr. Kahlbaum. Allgemeine Zeitschrift fürPsychiatrie und psychisch-gerichtliche Medicin, Volume 23. Berlin, 1866. p. 81. In German the word is pareidolie.
We invite you to leave your mark! How will you interpret the lines?
Stare into the lace of dripped paint as it ebbs and flows over the white canvas. What resemblances do you recognize in the pattern? Participants take a print of this abstract drip painting and use color and shading to Extract a scene – like looking at clouds for images! Then share your masterpiece for the world to see.
The Universal Painting Project looks to exploit art for its most lauded attributes – harmony and unity. With each colorful contribution, this drip painting is imbibed with value and relevance to the communities from which the colorists herald as they will have used familiar color schemes and iconography to their respective cultures. Whether Mexican, German, Australian, even alien, all will find this abstract painting relevant because the Extractions will have been made by their very own artists, their celebrities, families, friends, even themselves. When each of us Extracts resemblances from the patterns of the Universal Painting, we leverage our varied and different visions of the world as a way to come together in agreement.
Become a part of this exciting project and leave your mark on this planet!
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July Meetings – Two Sides of Ismael Cavazos
This month, the north and south meetings will have the same presenter, Ismael Cavazos, who will speak on two different topics. NORTH-Second Tuesday July 12 7:00pm
At the north meeting, he will discuss his work in applied Pareidolia, where he makes Jackson Pollack style looping streams of paint into “scribble drawings”, then analyzes the drawing to find hidden shapes and pictures within the lines. (This is like finding bunnies and dragons in clouds, but the images don’t change with the wind.) He’ll hand out sample scribbles for attendees to color. It will be interesting to see what different pictures we produce from the same starting point.
SOUTH-Third Wednesday July 20 Show and Tell 6:45
For the southern group, he will talk about his artistic journey and how he came to work in a very strange fiber medium: peanuts. Ismael carves peanut halves, capitalizing on the seed germ and colors in the nut. Ismael is an engaging speaker- I encountered him at Maker Fair overseeing scribble drawing coloring. Please come to either or both presentations this July
Becca Borrelli and Ismael Cavazos invite you to stop by TOMS, South Congress to sample pages from our debut coloring release:
The Austin Coloring Book and The Visionary’s Coloring Book.
In keeping with the TOMS philosophy of *ONE for ONE, we’ll provide pages, coloring pencils, and sharpeners. You’ll bring a cash or art supply donation. We like to call it *ART for ART. You can find our books on beccajborrelli.com and ismaelcavazos.com OR check it out firsthand at the event.
The TOMS folks are so lovely, they will be providing complimentary drinks for people 21+. Coloring books will be available for purchase. Love is free.
Extractionism is one of the few art forms that is regularly highlighted in international news stories and even late night shows. Consider Jimmy Fallon’s presentation of the Resemblance Miley Cyrus’ knee has to two famous actors! One is Seth Rogen,
the other is Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton of Fresh Prince of Bel Air).
Our Extractionist of the month is Lance Miller of Manistee, Michigan. This 30 year old and his brother are “shroomers” and he estimates he’s picked hundreds of thousands of morel mushrooms, but last week the Manistee man ran across what he considers a once-in-a-lifetime find: One shaped like Michigan’s Lower Pennisula. Because of this, it is up for auction on ebay or can be bought outright for $10,000! Resemblances live when we give them attention, try it yourself for another dimension!