For quite some time, psychologists and artists alike have understood the power of symbology and imagery. There is something about art that has the power to unlock our subconscious minds and is even able to reveal truths about ourselves that we aren’t even aware of.
To test this theory, below I have placed an image by artist Octavio Ocampo. The art piece can be seen in so many ways, and the image you see first can reveal a lot about the way you love others.
So, what do you see first?
There are four different images contained in this one illusion.
If you saw the face of the old man,
If you saw the face of the old man, you are a big picture thinker when it comes to love. You arent’ easily thrown off guard and you pay attention to the bigger aspects of love. You aren’t someone who is all talk and no action, and you don’t respect someone unless they walk the walk. When it comes to relationships, you expect someone to put in the time and effort, otherwise, the relationship is seemingly fruitless to you.
If you saw a man riding a horse,
If you saw a man riding a horse, you are cautious about love. You don’t jump into anything headfirst, and to be frankly honest, someone has to be quite interesting for you to settle down. You prefer someone who puts in the effort to ‘woo’ you, and without that, you lose interest quickly.
If you saw the girl lying by the side of the river,
If you saw the girl lying by the side of the river, then you are either very close to giving up on love or already have. On one hand, you wish to have love, but on another, you’ve had so many dead-end relationships, that the thought of pursuing love again has become daunting.
If you saw the stone archway over the river,
If you saw the stone archway over the river, you are someone who is less focused on settling down and someone more focused on living your life. Don’t get me wrong, if the right person comes along or has come along, you are happy to spend your time with them. However, you want someone you can grow with and go on adventures with. Without that, love simply seems pointless to you.