Experiments in Seeing in Sense is a simple little
game I developed to enable people to tap into their creativity a
I created it for the first exhibition of
my paintings, to help visitors experience the state of sensual visual-thought
play I am in when I paint. I don't mean sensual as in sexy - I mean
it as in the experience of being engaged directly with my senses.
Go to my paintings
section for further illumination on that one!
The game was comprised of a box of 80 small cards,
with an accompanying blank booklet. Visitors were encouraged to
select a card randomly and either discuss the question with friends,
or write down their responses in the booklet.
I was astounded and amused to walk around the
exhibition and listen to the incredible buzz as people excitedly
shared and debated their responses!
And I was deeply touched when I read the entries
in the book... I'd never realised how poetic everyone is. In fact
one recurring comment from others was that they'd never realised
how creative they were themselves!
I decided to develop the game a little further.
Hence this initial, very simple version for my website with just
a small selection of questions.
I want to open the game up to a wider audience,
and encourage as many people as possible to share the beauty of
our collective creativity...
It doesn't matter if you're an accountant, a cleaner,
a super-star or a literary genius... we all have our own little-big
glowing ball of creative fire in us, and it's amazing to see what
everyone's perspective on their world is!
I am planning to make this into a stand-alone
online game soon, and am also in discussions with a psychologist
to make it into a tool for counselling, for as she pointed out to
me... the questions are lovely, gentle visual ways to learn more
about ourselves as well as being a whole lot of fun!