Katherine Tang

What is false about this window?

Digital Illustration, 2016

The title poses the question, “What is ‘false’ about this window?” and “Which side of the window are we on?” This piece was inspired by Rene Magritte’s, “The False Mirror,” but I chose to paint a galaxy as the iris instead of the sky. This galaxy is representative of creativity and ideas. The window allows for the observer to see the galaxy, but it is unclear whether it is inside the eye, or it is what the eye sees. This ambiguity reflects how ideas are created in the mind but are also inspired by what we see; they are boundless.