N is for iNtuitive

Origin:  1400-50 late Middle English  < Late Latin intuitiōn-  (stem of intuitiō ) contemplation, equivalent to Latin intuit( us ), past participle of intuērī  to gaze at, contemplate + -iōn (via Dictionary.com) In psychology, intuition is “the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and with the use of reason.” Intuition, the opposite of “sensing” in MBTI terms, focuses on possibilities and alternatives over what is obvious and present — the abstract over the concrete — and the whole over the […]

Animal Images and the Image as Animal: Tricia Cline’s Exiles in Lower Utopia

I recently stumbled upon Tricia Cline’s porcelain sculptures (thank you, art pinners on Pinterest!). Her work has a quality that I tend to (mostly subconsciously) seek out and appreciate in all art forms — an otherworldliness, often lovely, but a little strange, unsettling, maybe creepy, though not in any particularly obvious way. Which is, incidentally, […]