Many people are subject to a condition called pareidolia a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus by finding a pattern where none exists.  A common iteration of this syndrome is seeing faces in clouds, woodgrain etc.  As a born-again hypochondriac I have a related but far more severe condition which I shall term abstractdolia by proxy.  I am convinced that abstract pictures created by random events are created for me to find and record.  I regard the condition as a compensatory talent to balance my limited drafting and painting skills.  People find it very irritating to walk with me because:

 

1.     My rotundity and wrecked knees reduces the pace to a crawl.

2.     I “find” abstracts everywhere, and fumble around in my bag for ages trying to find my phone so I can record them.

3.     I get very excited and polite people have to pretend to like the results, others just grunt.

 

If I were someone else and had to walk with me I would hate it!  The picture on the home page is my best find to date.  I like these too.  I hope to gather enough to produce a glamorous coffee table book.  The last image on this page was sent to me by Dr Mark Leahy.  Thank you Mark, this makes you the official first contributor to this website.  I do hope other people have "found abstracts" that they would like to share.

 Concrete Stains Marine Building, Plymouth University

Concrete Stains Marine Building, Plymouth University

 Student Paint Pallette, Royal William Yard Plymouth.

Student Paint Pallette, Royal William Yard Plymouth.

 Marble Floor at the Goldfinger Building, Shirley, Birmingham.

Marble Floor at the Goldfinger Building, Shirley, Birmingham.

 Dr Mark Leahy - Ranaghan Paint

Dr Mark Leahy - Ranaghan Paint