Wednesday, February 27, 2008

if : multiple


Hey everybody, here's my if post for the week. I took the idea from the Wikipedia article on Dopplegangers :

"Abraham Lincoln

Carl Sandburg's biography contains the following:
A queer dream or illusion had haunted Lincoln at times through the winter. On the evening of his election he had thrown himself on one of the haircloth sofas at home, just after the first telegrams of November 6 had told him he was elected President, and looking into a bureau mirror across the room he saw himself full length, but with two faces.
It bothered him; he got up; the illusion vanished; but when he lay down again there in the glass again were two faces, one paler than the other. He got up again, mixed in the election excitement, forgot about it; but it came back, and haunted him. He told his wife about it; she worried too.
A few days later he tried it once more and the illusion of the two faces again registered to his eyes. But that was the last; the ghost since then wouldn't come back, he told his wife, who said it was a sign he would be elected to a second term, and the death pallor of one face meant he wouldn't live through his second term."

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4 comments:

RogerHaus said...

Fantastic illustration.
I love it!
Congratulations from Barcelona :D

Ramakrishna said...

The mirror concept is genius. Lot of work has been done in the illustration. I like the wall hangings inside the room. Great art work.

Forever Young said...

great idea, hey i'd love to actually meet my doppelganger.

Jane Turpentine said...

curious, but i like it. well done