Mona’s Pictures of the Moon with and without Glasses Our friend Mona sent these drawings she’d done of the moon–one with her glasses on and the other with them off.  We thought it perfectly captured how a simple shift of focus can completely change how we see things.  We also thought that, with things as polarized as they are not …

We Perceive What We Believe Click to Read Post »

Rebecca–My Version of the Story Rebecca has recently been involved with a focus group that is looking at how the arts and culture can reduce violent extremism, a project which includes collaborating with some pretty “colorful” characters. For example, in the group is Daryl Davis, an African-American blues singer who has conducted multiple interviews with members of the KKK. Also …

The Other Side of the Story Click to Read Post »

Rebecca–Path/Fuse Sometimes a cigar is not a cigar.  Perception is a tricky little creature.  We know that what we “see”, what we think is “reality”, is susceptible to all sorts of biochemical mechanisms.  What seems clearly obvious to some may be completely invisible to others.  What we “see” may also change dramatically when something shifts our perception. Rebecca’s husband, KC, is fond of …

Sometimes a Cigar Is Not a Cigar… Click to Read Post »

Jenny Scribble Snake and KC Scribble Face What we “see” objectively can often change very quickly.  We recently ran a workshop at Montgomery County Government with Building Site Inspectors.  We had made a powerpoint on a simple white slide template and, because the facility did not have a screen on which to project the powerpoint, we projected it onto the …

The Art In Scribbling Click to Read Post »