by Steven McCabe
Many years ago I did a printmaking project in an underprivileged school.
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?
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.
Nothing about the ‘accidental’ image reflected the student’s cultural environment.