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 meanings 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.
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The size listed is the image size. The print has at least a 2 inch paper border for handling and framing. Each limited edition print is numbered and signed on the back by the artist and includes a certificate of authenticity. Prints are archivally printed on Canson Platine paper. All fine art prints are sold as a loose print and carefully rolled in a thick tube with bubble wrap for safe shipping.