In what situation do we conjure up fictitious images. When does our visual phantasy starts to work. At night in our dreams. When we’re having sex. When we’re tormented with visions of fear. Before a sports game. When we have to face an audience. When we think about our identity. When we reminisce about our loved ones who have passed away. When we try to make a work of art. When we recall a personal history. When we dealing with a trauma....

These are moments with a certain intensity in which we desire an image that shows us that emotion. These are the instances we try to reconstruct; we try to visualize to get a grip on our situation. And although these moments can confuse us, without them we’re helpless. And that is an empty and unmanageable circumstance.

Ronald Ophuis