Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Although the image doesn't do it justice, this object is a certifiable masterpiece from the studio of that most patient and talented of artists : Father Time. What is it, you ask? A glimpse of the full moon through a drunken kaleidoscope? An anatomical magnification of brain tissue infected with Mad Cow Disease? Would you believe me if I told you it was a magical mirror?
I found this mirror in my grandparents' garage where it had been forgotten decades earlier. Time and variations in temperature from summer heat to winter frost had done the rest. This is a veritable work of "found art", rare would be the human who could have conceived and executed such a creation, peeling away the mercury tinted backing from the glass, leaving such an intricate and wondrous design etched in black... who would have believed it possible? The stuff of hallucination. The stuff of magic lantern shows...

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