Day 23 of 30 Sept 23

The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see. (Philip Guston)

Smoke and Mirrors is a phrase used in may ways but the original reference relates to magician's illusions. Deception, imagination, interpretation. I have trouble  focusing on one meaning for this one, so I leave it to the viewer!

Smoke and Mirrors
Oil and Wax on Panel