This tree has great texture. I see the lines of an aged woman’s face, wise and primitive, a photo in my anthromoporhic series of projecting human form into ambiguous imagery. I can also see images within her eye, a reflection of her great “insight” and respect among the villagers like Sabrina, a tribal woman of the forest. I often see the image before perceiving the entire gestalt of the tree demonstrating the principle of iconic vision. Over the last year, my visual acuity has developed to the point that the world has become a large Rorshach. Images appear from unexpected places. I am reassured I am not hallucinating when I upload my photos and see the icon. Using my mind’s eye without heightened creative vision a tree would just be a tree much like a rose is a rose. Now I capture detail and visual nuance in my photographs and perceive a variety of icons many of which are anthropomorphic images.
All proceeds from this photograph are donated to the wildlife
appeal to help the tragic victims of the Australian bush fire.