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William C. Jenkins

TCU, BFA 2015

Paint Blot #1

Oil on panel, 2016, 48"w x 48"h

My current paintings are influenced by Rorschach inkblots. These were used as a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots were recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation and/or complex algorithms. During the 1960s, psychologists used this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics, emotional functioning and underlying thought disorder. I took this idea and created my own versions of inkblots, which I like to call paint blot tests. I’m interested in how our brains create imaginative figures on abstract paintings.

William C. Jenkins - Paint Blot #1

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

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