Truth is an Overrated Virtue

Truth is an Overrated Virtue
Polymer Photogravure
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The x-rayed skull could be anybody. It is, coincidentally a living female from the 1950’s. The connection with death is so immediate and assumed that it is can be easily overlooked that x-rays are taken of the living.

The title is derived from a quote by Oscar Wilde: ‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple’. I think our identification with this ‘head-scan’ has something to do with an iconographical association with the melancholic, the soul and the afterlife.