How the world is as I expect it

Following on from last weeks task of drawing an object from feeling rather than seeing, I have become more aware of how much our memories, experiences and expectations play a big part in how we see the world. When I drew the the sweet I imagined a red wine gum sweet that I once had on a school trip when i was younger. That memory was transferred into my drawing and I drew the sweet as I imagined it to be. Therefore I used other images combined with the feel of the object to generate my drawing. This idea of a mind being behind the eye can be linked to one of the ideas in ‘The Minds Eye’ by Joseph Jastrow. In the text is states that ‘The picture mysteriously transferred to the mind’s representative,the brain, and there received and affiliated with other images.’ 


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