In a series of photographs called "Rorschach" Spanish artist Esther Lobo remixes the age-old psychology test with green ice cream, soy sauce, tomato soup, mustard, and chocolate. Using folding plates, the artist was able to create mirrored images out of her edible medium.
Lobo's tests may be inspired by Andy Warhol's Rorschach works, which drew on Hermann Rorschach's famous inkblot test where patients interpreted mirrored images for doctors. Warhol incorrectly believed that it was the other way around—that patients created the tests. Because of this misconception, argues MoMA, Warhol's Rorschach tests were one of the few works he created without mass-produced images.
Similar to Warhol's images, Lobo's edible Rorschach tests do not use the standardized medical images but allow the squished food to take on its own forms. The series brings up questions of the psychology of food and desire. Something about the photos makes us want to play with the sticky food. What would the docs say that means?