Saturday, October 30, 2010


Twins are pervasive in Mythology. In fact, noted mythologist Joseph Campbell has found this and other myths to be transcultural. Perhaps the metaphor of the twin speaks to the dualistic nature of our experience in which is always a disconnect with what we think and what we actually experience. Good and bad, two sides of the same coin. There is some reason we as a culture are interested in twins. Maybe to help explain this mystery.

The image here is a photograph I took from a reverse bas relief on a building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The actual sculpture is concave, creating the illusion of a face protruding from the building as you walk by, an optical illusion. Even though the faces are identical, the way the color falls on them makes each seem slightly different.

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