I have always found the inkblots of the psychological test known as the Rorschach test to be beautiful and alluring. During a Rorschach test, subjects perceptions of inkblots are recorded, analyzed, and used to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning.
I wanted to create this effect with underwater imagery because of the inherent doubling effect that happens with the reflection. When I created this image as a mirrored "inkblot", I immediately saw a head of a grasshopper starring straight towards me. That lead me down a path of researching the meaning of grasshoppers.
Grasshoppers can only jump forward….not backward, or sideways. When the grasshopper appears to us we are being asked to take a leap of faith and jump forward into a specific area of life without fear. Usually that specific area is one that we have avoided and is often connected to change on a larger scale.
Each piece is hand-crafted by Mallory Morrison. They are made of archival inkjet prints affixed to 1" deep birch wood panels and then sealed with clear topcoat for added texture, water resistance, and UV protection. The back of each wood photo print is signed and has a wire for easy installation. All of the wood photo prints are open edition to provide an affordable option for art collectors. Perfect for your powder room, bathroom, bedroom, or office. Ready to hang, no framing needed.