the duck/rabbit/tank conundrum


Look vaguely familiar? Sound familiar? We saw it last here thanks to Kathy Temin at the NGA. Thanks to the principle of progressive abstraction, and its contribution to the world of ambiguous signs, here we find the conundrum embedded in this commemorative Afghan carpet with a lifelike portrait of the assassinated late President Daoud. Dig into our research blog if you need to see more.


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#1 ampersand duck on 08.20.09 at 9:10 am

duck? rabbit? looks more like a goat to me!

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