The Japan-based artist Miki Takanashi touches upon a crucial existential topic in her 'Two Sides of Personality' portraits. Takanashi takes note of the multiple ways in which our personalities can unfold, sometimes happy, other times sad and on special occasions, excited. Faces also have the ability to mask sentiment or dark secrets, and this phenomenon is the primary subject of these haunting images.
The women depicted in Takanashi's portfolio are blended onto snapshots of buildings, flowers, trees and docks. The cluttered scenes become all the more confusing with her inclusion of two heads merged as one here, an ode to the designer's belief in the binary components that lie at the core of our very being.
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