Rorschach Tests Made From Food

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Spanish photographer Esther Lobo‘s series of photographs known simply as Rorschach delves boldly into the idea of symbolism.  She creates Rorschach Test type images using food items on a disposable plate.  Lobo folds the plate to create a bisymmetrical image and places the food item at the center of the image.  Rorschach Tests were psychological tests especially popular in the 1960′s that asked subjects to give interpretations of images.  These interpretations would be understood as symbols of underlying psychological conditions.  It’s perhaps appropriate that Lobo decided to use food as a medium for her Rorschach Tests.  Perhaps no other daily item is so invested with symbolism, memory, and ritual as food and meals. [via]

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