We know each other by our faces. But how can you see the face of the past? I didn’t know what prosopagnosia is when I painted this. Sometimes instead you just heed your instincts and follow the forms as they appear.
Prosopagnosia (sometimes called face blindness) is a cognitive inability to recognize faces in someone with otherwise unimpaired vision.
Here it’s a visual metaphor for a distant past and the persons who lived in it, whose faces we cannot see clearly because they live in a perpetual realm of mystery and unknowingness.
I learned about prosopagnosia from reading various books by Oliver Sacks.