THE CONTORTIONS OF CHOICE - 2012
Having thought about this subject for as long as I can remember, I could say that this image arrived - through "the contortions of choice"!
What is choice? How do we make choices? And ultimately - do we have any choice? It seems to me that "answers" (or at least, responses) to what seem like the simplest of choices can change many times over to suit my mood, time of day, company I'm in, location, etc. and sometimes it seems I just cannot make (or be bothered to make) a choice - there is too much "interference".
A choice can be both simple or complex depending on a multitude of criteria - or none. And the answers we give can also be both simple or complex, again depending on whether we are involved or affected by the real or imagined outcome.
- simple choice, yes or no!
- complex choice.
- simple/complex choice.
There is of course another type of situation where it would appear that we need make no conscious choice at all. Whether to run or not to run when a man-eating lion is running towards you......?
So - as I started by explaining - maybe I arrived at this image through "The Contortions of Choice" whereas in actual fact maybe I had "no choice"! 26.02.12
"The Contortions of Choice" - detail