"What Might Have Been"

“What Might Have Been”

Norman Rockwell liked the motif of a young girl in the mirror, measuring her looks by thone of magazine pictures. Though Annie looks like a girl from the back, her face in the mirror reveals she is a mature woman with adult concerns about where she is (does she need to leave?) and what she might have missed (what extinguished youthful passion?) Studying with Nelson Shanks attuned me to using objects as personae.