I am a liar… a bad one.

Just like the magician, the artist is in the game of deception and illusion. A painting of a tree looks nothing like a tree – For one thing it’s two dimensional, almost, and in that sense could be no less like a tree. But a tree is what you will believe you are seeing.

The artist and the magician are exactly the same in one very particular sense:

If we showed you how the illusion is achieved you would be both unimpressed and disappointed.

Abracadabra!

But what I want, what I really, really want is to zizazig, ahhhh!

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