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Gemini
  Ink on Paper
  24 x 20 in
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The sign of Gemini is a Roman numeral two, II. In this work I used the sign to generate the composition. While the image contains a symmetrical tension, it clearly not. It is also visually deceiving on many levels.

It is easy to see that the margins on the two sides are not same going down the page. Perhaps more fascinating from a visual illusion perspective is that the the two columns of the white Gemini sign on each side of the paper are actually straight.  I'm not sure whether this is a variation of the café wall optical illusion or goes by another name (the café wall illusion is generally rendered with horizontal lines). In any case, sometimes the two columns appear to move and at other times it seems they were not carefully placed.

Over the years people who like this work often compare it to M. C. Escher's work, which is fun since I learned that he was a Gemini.  

People who are put off by the work say it looks like something a computer could have generated.  This response fascinates me since there are so many measurement "mistakes" on the paper.  Many of these mistakes come about because of my tendency to measure intuitively.

This piece was conceived in 1982.  I don't have the patience for this kind of work these days.
 
 
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