posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 07:20 PM
Originally posted by RichardMonk
... The Bohemian Grove pic is unusual in that the photo most see is of a half flame located on the left side (compared to the mirrored image where the
flame is on both sides) ...
It comes to mind that this is a comparison of unlike things -- a photo of a live event (the BC's allegorical play called "The Cremation of Care" in
which the components, actors, and position of the fire changes by the minute) and a static piece of artwork. For instance, if those photos were taken
five minutes earlier or later -- the position of the visual elements -- fire, actors, props -- might have been in a different position. Likewise --
the scene would have looked different if photographed from either side of the lake or square on -- which is nearly impossible -- unless photographed
from the middle of a lake which is front of the performance stage.
Like the old "Do you see a cup or two people kissing?" optical illusions, it's possible that the mirroring "creates" an image that the artist
never intended. Or perhaps he or she could have intended as a way of layering a message into his or her art. Recent interest in DaVinci's drawings
around this idea is an example.
Oxford don C.S. Lewis, an Anglican and beloved Christian apologist, said that the error on the demonic was to see it under every rock or to ignore it
altogether. Finding what might look vaguely like a stereotypical Western European "demon" face in mirror image of a hamburger ad or a restaurant
logo might qualify in the "under every rock" category.
Interesting concept, though. I'm going to start watching my graphic artist friends with a little more apprehension, just in case they're up to no