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Mirror (1981)

SYMMETRY. Reflection about a vertical axis.

INSPIRATION. Created for my book Inversions.

STORY. When I wrote Inversions, I needed to fill out my quota of sixty words. One of the subjects I chose was symmetry. Besides MIRROR, I also did inversions on UPSIDE DOWN and SYMMETRY.     Naturally I wanted to write MIRROR in mirror symmetry. Note that the M reflects into the three letters ROR, and that the centrally placed dot bonds with either of the two I's. Also notice that the place where one stroke passes under another at the top of the O separates the second R from the O. The lettering, influenced by the calligraphic style called Fraktur, helps rationalize the odd shapes.

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