"For her face was no more than a cover of skin,
showing nothing of the terrible, complicated things, ugly and beautiful,
that were going on inside her."
-- Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall
|Self portrait 9-19-13|
"One of the first things she was going to do when she got to heaven, she said,
was to ask somebody what was written on her face and why it had been put there."
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick
"All art is at once surface and symbol
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril."
-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray