David Royle
David Royle

In Rorschach's Garden  the complete series of paintings

"In Rorschach's Garden  -  a note.

With the imagination there is often an action/reaction character to the way it moves forward. Having made many complex paintings with a strongly urban feel I now wanted to play with chance and accident. My first blots and gestures grew into an extended series of works on paper and another series of larger canvasses. Quite early on an accidental symmetry emerged and this became the running theme which I titled “In Rorschach’s Garden”, after Hermann Rorschach who developed the famous symmetrical inkblot images much used in psychological character assessment tests in the 1960’s. Also I liked the conceit that, just like Rorschach’s subjects, the viewer here is completely at liberty to see what he or she wants in these works because, being improvisations, I had no specific expressive intention during their making.
Some of the first works on paper in the studio.
All the paintings below were made with Oil Paint on Linen from 2012 to 2013. They are all titled "In Rorschach's Garden" with an added number to identify them.
Including C.V. and Exhibition Lists

No 1   122 x 122cm
No 2   145 x 145cm
No 3   122 x 122cm
No 4   135 x 135cm
No 5   122 x 122cm
No 6   145 x 145
No 7   122 x 112cm
No 8   101.5 x 101.5cm
No 9   135 x 135cm
No 10   61 x 43cm
No 11   112 x 112cm
No 12   122 x 112cm
No 13   101.5 x 101.5cm
No 14   183 x 137cm
No 15   112 x 112cm
No 16   122 x 122cm
No 17   135 x 122cm
No 18   51 x 40.5cm
No 19   43 x 46cm
No 20   53.5 x 43cm
No 21   51 x 40.5cm
No 22   30.5 x 40.5cm
No 23   153 x 140cm
No 24   135 x 127cm
No 25   122 x 115.5cm