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The image for this test was a cover for a CD of Scott Joplin's piano rags. Not much leaps out at me this time though I do think Bob's rectangular object with the colors black and red in a band is very close to the object. As usual: your thoughts?

Kerstin

March 27, 1999

Luckily for my sleepy little head Kalessin and Steve had some great insights about this test. Thanks guys!

Kalessin:
Actually, I noticed several intriguing correlations:
  1. Bob described "Some sort of rectangular object...looks like a scrubbrush...and the colors red and black, in bands...a crecent shape, and perhaps a star" and Willow described a "red cirle or oval shaped."

    Not only did they both see something *red*, but they both also described a geometrical shape. Probably not uncommon to see shapes, but circle and square are the two basic forms. (MapKilCoed also mentions a "round shape.")

  2. "JustMe" saw "a sketchy shape of a star or a flower..the center

    Note: Bob also saw a star as well as a crescent.

    A "sketchy" star could be the picture of Scott Joplin. At least, I don't think that's a real photo. To the right of the image are the words "The Entertainer," which we often think of as a "star."

  3. "...very dark and drawing in...like traveling in a"

    The "center very dark," could describe the figure of Scott Joplin himself! It's certainly the central focus.

  4. "...tunnel. Another shape, up and to the right...so hard to describe, like one of my crocus buds, from the yard. I could draw it, but it is so hard to name the shape..and i still have no idea WHAT it is. Although i use the names of flowers to name the shapes, im pretty sure it's not flowers.....gee this is frustrating!"

    The shape, "up and to the right...so hard to describe" accurately describes Sony's logo--in *red*--and could be also be mistaken for a "sketchy" star if seen with one's inner eyes! But what's really interesting is this person's mention of flowers. On the CD cover we see the word *Gladiolus*! Get it? Gladiolas.

  5. One person mentioned seeing a "key." In the upper left corner of the CD is a partial illustration of a piano *key*board. Probably not as compelling as what the other three people described, but worth mentioning, I think.
And from Steve:
How about from MapKilCoed, The 7's or T's, possibily the abreviated piano keyboard symbol in the upper left hand side of the CD. And the whales tail and round shape, could it be an impression, by turning the CD picture upside down, the seeing the shoulders and then Scott's head?

Maybe, also, Bob's impression of a star. Joplin was arguably a star in his own time period.

Willow's red circle and oval shape, possibly Scott's head?

JustMe's, a star again that flowered in a time of deep racial discrimination, the very dark center, drawing in, and the tunnel, to me constricting freedom, being Joplin's road to recognition of his music? And what does a crocus flower, I know I've seen one but don't recall now, look like and could it bear a resembalence to the logo below the word Sony?

Maybe Susan and Eric were also picking up on the section of the piano keyboard, a Key-** and non-moving animal legs?
CD cover

Impressions: Hmmmmm, I think it's ... a shape like 2 number 7's or a "T",I also get the felling of a whales tail,and a round shape.
From: MapKilCoed, MapKIlCoed@aol.com
newjersey
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 6:01 PM

Impressions: Some sort of rectangular object...looks like a scrubbrush...and the colors red and black, in bands...a crecent shape, and perhaps a star.
From: Bob,

Sunday, March 14, 1999 7:34 PM

Impressions: red cirle or oval shaped
From: Willow, Whisper_willow@webtv.ne
Brooksville Florida
Sunday, March 14, 1999 3:17 PM

Impressions: i have a sketchy shape of a star or a flower..the center very dark and drawing in...like traveling in a tunnel. Another shape, up and to the right...so hard to describe, like one of my crocus buds, from the yard. I could draw it, but it is so hard to name the shape..and i still have no idea WHAT it is. Although i use the names of flowers to name the shapes, im pretty sure it's not flowers.....gee this is frustrating!
From: JustMe, Beith@paclink.com

Saturday, March 13, 1999 9:14 AM

Impressions: A feather A coin A key
From: Susan,
SF
Thursday, March 11, 1999 11:44 PM

Impressions: animal, four long legs. Still not moving.
From: Erik,

Tuesday, March 9, 1999 7:22 PM




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