Marja-Leena Rathje
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Mirror Image I & II


Mirror Image I
34 x 25 cm.


Mirror Image II
34 x 25 cm.

These are variations on Meta-morphosis I & Meta-morphosis II.

Marja-Leena | 10/06/2004 | 6 comments
themes: Meta-morphosis, Printworks


Just spent a pleasant hour or so browsing through your backblog and thought the least I could do is thank you for sharing your excellent prints. I'm particularly taken with the two Mirror Images - I guess it's the more definite human presence which is a theme of mine at the moment.

Suddenly realised that they remind me eerily of Max Schreck as Nosferatu! Don't suppose that was deliberate. But then he wouldn't have a mirror image, would he?

Thanks, glad you like them. My earlier works were more figurative, though sometimes semi-abstract.

I'm not entirely happy with how they look on the computer screen. They end up so small that they really don't show enough detail, and the textures and subtleties of a print are lost.

Max Schreck as Nosferatu...I don't know the to tell me more?

Nosferatu is a masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema. Directed in 1922 by F.W.Murnau, it starred Max Schreck as Graf Orlock, and is the first cinema version of Dracula. There's more at

Thanks for the info & link...brrr, what a scary face! I did not think my image is so frightening!?

Perhaps not. Maybe it's the links that are made in my head that are scary. Scare me sometimes.