The Spence Collection
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Will The Lake Remember He Who Is Reflected On It?

Created 1989 Acquired 19956

reversed phone # over found landscape

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

This is a classic "Narcissus". The phone number is even upside down to be the reflection, but in addition, the title corrects a traditional misunderstanding about Narcissus: at the heart of the legend Narcissus is desperately trying to reach Echo; he's longing, you see, to make contact with an Other.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

John Boskovich


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