These two are a matched set. I saw the goblin first–a nasty thing with glowing eyes, one cracked and darkened, and a dark beak-like mouth.
But upside down it looks like this:
Now it’s a goofy, friendly frog–with droopy eyelid, winking or perhaps just dopey or sleepy. It’s completely different, yet exactly the same image (except the color, of course).
And I find that once I’ve seen the frog and looked at it a while, it becomes harder to see the goblin. Even when I look at it goblin-side up, I just see an upside down, reddish frog, smiling at me.
There’s a deeper meaning here. I guess it’s fine art. Let’s hang one at each end of the conference room as a reminder. 😉
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What the camera saw:
When I was a kid, I used to see faces in the wood grain of the old shellacked doors, and I guess I still do–although this was just plywood.
What a bystander would see: