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What kind of thinker are you? Find out through a Quiz from BBC. I did and here's my result.

You are a Spatial Thinker


Spatial Thinkers:
• Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world.
• Think well in three dimensions
• Have a flair for working with objects

Other Spatial Thinkers include Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer

My first test result also included Intrapersonal Thinker, but the second test only Spatial. Interesting. Not surprising because I know I think in images rather than words, as I've mentioned on this blog sometimes.

But who's Isambard Kingdom Brunel??

(via Self-winding)

Addendum: Thanks to a sharp reader, born in the UK, who sent me the answer to who is Brunel? Shame on me for being too lazy to search for it myself.

Marja-Leena | 17/10/2005 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Neat stuff


Do you feel in images as well?

After a recent traumatic/exciting battering and elating day, especially if it has been social, with all those prodding stimulations and anxieties my tattered and excited tethers produced pixels of frothy stone sculpture, head upon my pillow. Like I had never seen, but perhaps in kind with information gathered in my lookings at other's work.


On of the drawbacks to thinking/feeling imagistically if you work sculpturally is that images don't inform well about the invisible and often pesky third dimension. But two out of three ain't bad for a start.

Feel in images? That's a good question, Bill! Responding to stress, pain, overstimulation with an overactive imagination or visual mind sounds like something that's happened to me, when I'm desperately trying to fall asleep. Or it can manifest in dreams, though I don't usually remember mine.

It's always a challenge for artists to capture those mental images, often ephemeral, and to express emotions, into the concrete whether visual art or words, isn't it?

Well, if I were much of an artist I would know the answer to that question. Being quite ADD (attention deficit...) I tend to move on to the next thing. I suppose design choices really best evolve in the actual medium of the work as you no doubt know.

But the flashes of vision flicker as markers. I think my "career" of art making would be well described by visions never realized. To put that into words makes me laugh for how true it is! My never realized works, living insubstantially as ghosts, far outnumber the real work. Nonetheless it is an interesting Doppleganger career working in shadowy teamwork with partnered sunlight hands.
On coming on the work of Peter Randall-Page for the first time I felt deeply that he was an alter ego who had lived out unborn parts of me.

I too have imagined many works of art that haven't been realized, partly because of a lack of time or money for materials, or being busy finishing another project, or I did not make a note of it during some dream at night! This is why we have sketchbooks and notebooks eh?

I'll have to google Peter Randall-Page sometime....