"Ganesha" Part 1

"Ganesha" Part 1

"I was to Nature what Ganesha was to the lotus blossom, and in turn, all three carry the same message and symbolic value. Thus, we can understand the meaning of this piece of Art through the symbol of the lotus... Who sits on top of the water and blossoms, experiencing the world in all its beauty, but needing nothing more than the mud from the bottom of the pond to survive."
“Ganesha” Part 2

“Ganesha” Part 2

How is it that people see, and describe with conviction, that this drawing is of a bee sleeping, a heart on an antique bench, a cuddle fish with a hand puppet, a deflated circus tent, a leather bladder resting on a sunflower seed tin, a Viking helmet, an octopus, a uterus on a pedestal, fiddleheads, an Asian pear, a Greek altar with a sacrificial offering, bagpipes, the top of an elaborately decorated cupcake, childbirth, Mother Nature, a saint who spends their life on a column, a homunculus, a turkey fu**ing an umbrella, and a hippopotamus?  Does that strike you as odd?

December 01, 2023 — Thomas Hoppe
“Ganesha” Part 3

“Ganesha” Part 3

Honorable mentions:

@erendwolfe was the first person to throw down a guess.  “Fiddleheads and an Asian pear on a bed of sunflowers.”

@leximartinrealator was the first person to suggest an octopus which is not a bad guess.  When I met her, I was painting a giant octopus and it makes sense that she would see that.  She is also highly intelligent like an octopus.

@andybswift threw down two of the best guesses I’ve ever heard - “Very FULL bagpipes! Was my initial guess however on closer inspection it’s the top of cupcake or muffin decorated elaborately.”

December 01, 2023 — Thomas Hoppe
From Retina to Reality: The Art of Perception

From Retina to Reality: The Art of Perception

Art, in its essence, remains incomplete without the emotional and perceptual engagement of the observer. The observer gives meaning to a masterpiece as they interpret it through their personal lens.
November 30, 2023 — Thomas Hoppe
"Manco" - Cubism and the Brain

"Manco" - Cubism and the Brain

"All the aspects which make up a picture are disassembled and sent as separate signals which travel to different parts of the brain to be analyzed independently.  Truly, it is in the mind of the beholder that the artwork reaches completion and the concept completes its full circle."
Making The Sun Stand Still

Making The Sun Stand Still

Entrain your mind to see the correct perception of reality, the one that is in alignment with the truth.

April 16, 2020 — Thomas Hoppe