Tasseography and the pleasure it presents have stood the test of time.
The appeal being rooted in the process of self-interpretation. The power of tealeaf reading comes from the individual tea-drinker’s own subconscious and imagination, identifying the patterns one might recognize as a unique introspection into your state of mind. The forms that take shape within the teacup are unique to the individual’s perception.
The Gestalt psychologist Rudolf Arnheim suggests that the experience and interpretations of art provide an insight into peoples lives. In his eyes artwork reflects ones “lived experience”.
The artworks that fit within this framework, of self-interpretation, will portray a truly subjective view of individual experiences, knowledge, preferences and emotions.