Thoughtland is an interdisciplinary exploration of the metaphors we use to describe and understand human psychology. Since thinking is intangible and abstract, we must resort to metaphor to describe it. Stream of consciousness; train of thought; mental leap; corridors of the mind—our everyday language reveals how we experience our own psychology. I’m interested in how we use tangible concepts to visualize the mind, and aim to create a visual and literary taxonomy of these concepts through drawing, painting, writing, and research.



Thought as ladder, circuit, molecules, network, tree trunk, chain, mirror, yarn, and tangle

Thought as waves

Thought as networks

Thought as networks

thought architectures
thought architectures

Each form represents a different overall mental structure, and each brick represents an individual thought. 



Mental Floorplans

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