Accidental Surprise

by Steven McCabe

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Many years ago I did a printmaking project in an underprivileged school.

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One of the students made a print of (what I thought was) a Central or South American religious deity.


I was intrigued with the clay pots or were those drums?

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Then I realized I had been looking at it all wrong. Wrong as in ‘upside down.’


How surprising that a cute, cartoon dog (or mouse), when reversed, depicted such an altogether different creature.

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Nothing about the ‘accidental’ image reflected the student’s cultural environment.

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