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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Blog, Etc., Found, Inspiration & Thoughts, Thoughts | 2 comments

Upside Down?

Upside Down?

 

One of the things that I have learned from my Autistic son is to look at things from a different perspective. Our brain tends to create patterns. Maybe it has to do with our ability/need to adapt. We feel comfortable doing the same thing in the same manner over and over again. But after a certain period of time it becomes boring  and repetitive.

I believe that as creative people we should push ourselves to step out of our comfort zone once in a while. But to do so we have to conquer our fears. Most of the times we’re afraid to try new things because we believe that our world is going to turn upside down. But that’s only a way to convince ourselves that it is better not to change anything. This post is to show you that it is OK even when things turn upside down. Sometimes an upside down world is more interesting than one where nothing interesting is happening. My son Diego has taugh me that too.

Have a wonderful Friday my friend, and an adventurous weekend.

See you on Monday!

Elsita icon smile Upside Down?

red house1 Upside Down?

Photography by Sayarma

21 Upside Down?

Photography by duanegitar

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Photography by Ellen Fitzsimons

12 Upside Down?

Photography by wmo1961

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Photography by junhaeryjuna

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Photography by Karen Figueiredo

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Photography by Dennis Oppenheim

2 Comments

  1. My 5 year old, autistic son draws people upside down and the faces are looking to the side. He just started drawing people. We are trying to hypothesize what this might tell us about how he processes things or if it actually says anything at all? So, I found this post interesting. Thanks!

  2. Please visit http://www.upside-down-art.com to see the world’s most unusual art, from internationally known American artist L. R. Emerson II.
    Emerson is the leading artist of the Upside-Down Artist movement having produced thirty years of artmaking success and documented invention regarding multi-directional design and compositional arrangement.
    In a recent interview Emerson responded to questions about process versus product saying:
    “Thirty years of working as an upside-down artist, arranging subjects every which way has embedded a formula for composition firmly into my internal, visual psyche. I’m frankly unable to work in a traditional right-side up manner. Stored in my mind thousands, memory holds thousands of my works, – artworks comprised with every unconventional combination of compositional structure yet I believe I still have not even scratched the surface. Whereas there’s a genital form of flattery in the fact of other artists copying my style, at the same interval I keep moving forward, seldom showing my latest discovery.”
    Emerson 2013

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