Sunday, February 12, 2012
Just stumbled upon videos about Jason Padgett, now have questions
I can see how Jason Padgett's drawings might be the display of some previously unknown type of savantism, but how does this make him any type of synaesthete? And how are his drawings "fractals"? And how is the number Pi a fractal? Is there a mathematician out there who can help?
I'm still looking into Mr Padgett and his drawings, but here's a funny thing that I've noticed - try Googling "Paul Laffoley art" for images, and look a the similarity in style between the art of Padgett and Laffoley. What's going on there???? Something strange I'd say. There's also a resemblance to art associated with religion and mystical stuff from Asian cultures. A basic knowledge of the background of Paul Laffoley tells me that this is the realm of unusual thinking. I researched Laffoley because he is included in my list of famous people thought to be autistic (see link above).