The Questionable Truth
Pastel and Collage on Paper
47 x 54 cm
‘ The Questionable Truth’ deals with the mirror image. I do not remember when I started to realize that the mirror is not a real image, the reflected image is reversed. It is only a virtual image, a view of something in a ‘wrong’ place, created by the bending or bouncing back of light.
Many of us perceive one’s identity from the outside self. How many of us had trusted the mirror so well that we thought we saw ourselves inside. So we consistently trust the illusory image of ourselves. Our judgement to other people are also based on this basis.
The cloth covered up the eyes which is not shown in the mirror reflection suggests this kind of truth and false illusion.