Pandemic Images and Gestalt Theory: Introspective Musings About a Series of Digital Art-works

Gestalt Theory 43 (3):309-322 (2021)

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Summary In this paper, the author shares his thoughts about the precedents, process, and significance of a series of “digital montage” artworks that he originated during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, he talks about the indebtedness of these works to Gestalt theory, and particularly their use of what is sometimes known as “laws of seeing,” “unit-forming factors,” or inherent “grouping tendencies.”

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