Thursday, April 27, 2017

White Shapes

Here are the latest in my white shape mail art series.

XVI to Eric




XVII to Azzaro




The series came about as a way to recycle extra card stock that arrived when buying stamps online from the USPS store, and a set of white pens that I find horrible to use for writing.

What do you see when you look at the shapes?

36 comments:

  1. They look like aliens to me...

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    1. I often think I can see faces in the shapes, so aliens doesn't surprise me.

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    1. I don't think anyone has seen trees in the shapes before.

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  3. They make me think of a zen garden seen from above.

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    1. Maybe I should have saved the shapes for Z.

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  4. Very interesting... they look like uteri/uses? or cells to me... with embryos or nuclei....
    Don't you LOVE that we all see something different?!?!

    WELLNESS flows into my life.

    Affirmations for a Good Life

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    1. I do love that everyone sees something different - and that is why I waited until late in the day to reply.

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  5. Looks like aerial view of water in ponds.

    --Her Grace, Heidi from Romance Spinners

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    1. I sometimes think they look like islands - quite a few people have seen something water related in the shapes.

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  6. The first makes me think: fingerprint. The second? Maybe something under a microscope. Or a map where the white part is water and the grey parts are land.


    W is for the Watergate Scandal

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    1. Fingerprint is an unusual association - and a cool one.

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  7. Hmmm... someone dropped a few pebbles in two lakes.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Water. Clean Drinking Water

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  8. Bushes, trees and finger prints.

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  9. The first thought I had on the first image was video game controller. The second one is not triggering a label for me.

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    1. Interesting that one gave you an image, but the other didn't.

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  10. Having my son hooked on PSP since recently, also I see a game controller in the first one! That was before I read Lorig's comment :-)

    In the second one I see 'silhouette' portraits: upper row from left to right: a man with big nose seen from aside, a bold man and a monkey seen in front, a baby seen from above; lower row: some oval or ellipse, a thinking man/woman and a tree trunk seen from above.

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    1. Other than faces, and islands, I often think the shapes look like bones - the lower one makes me think of a pelvis.

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    2. Hahaha, I never would have thought that! So original:-) To me bones are a kind of taboo, as I prefer living creatures..
      But indeed nownthat you say so.. Probably of a yet to discover unknown animal :-)

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    3. Perhaps my brain connects to long-ago anatomy lessons.

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  11. Cela me fait penser à la photo de Jeff Wall "Shapes on a tree" vu à l'exposition "jardins" du grand palais à Paris

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    1. His photo looks like a big eye!

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    2. Ou à de la peau d'éléphant !!!!!!

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  12. Hi Phillip - amoeba ... I probably would see something different if I could dwell anon ... but sadly rushing through - love that you can be creative from so many approaches ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/x-is-for-x-war-facts.html

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    1. They are a lot like amoebas, aren't they?

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  13. These are lovely! They look like zen gardens, trails in the sand around rocks. How nice you found a use for a pen you don't like! White on toned paper is so soothing.

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    1. I like to try and recycle/reuse things rather than throw them away.

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  14. THE FIRST ONE REMINDS ME OF A SWAMP, AS SEEN FROM ABOVE, BUT CAN'T WHY.

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  15. I'm with Eva -- they look like aliens. Although, come to think of it, I've never seen an alien. So never mind. Now they look like golf courses. Is this like a Rohrshach test? I think I failed.

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    1. I just don't want you to think that I see aliens often... :/

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    2. Now golf courses is an original one. It's only a test if you want it to be a test.

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