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About Suggestion Box

How many visual cues do we need to complete a picture in our minds? How does text interact with visual information to produce an image or a story in our brains?

This is an investigation into the limits of visual reduction and the power of suggestion. I'm also interested in the degree to which a work of art meets the viewer and in how hard the viewer is willing to work to have an experience.

Serious inquiry? Droll experiment? Maybe a little of both.

The images and titles on this page are often grouped in twos, threes and fours; together, each group forms a progression around a single idea, sometimes a color I request from folks on Twitter and Facebook.

Want to play? Simply look, read, and let your mind fill in the details - then scroll to the next in the series.

To join in, tell me a color name. Just one. Like pink. Or emerald green. I'll do the rest.

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Silver tureen, French, 18th c.

Silver tureen, 1757–59. Marked by Edme-Pierre Balzac (French, 1705–ca. 1786). French; Paris. H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm), W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm), L. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Balzac's tureens are notable for their highly sculptural finials; in this case, a stag is being pulled down by three hounds—perhaps an allusion to the type of stew the tureen might contain.

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