Images confer life on the medium they’re painted or projected on, because the mind that views them looks to see itself, which it is familiar with from its days as a living part of savannah environments.
Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942
The effects are universal, with a twist.
Vernon, British Columbia
The twist is that when surrogates for bodies, as all things of use made by people are, are reflected where a viewer expects to see itself, the viewer takes on their form, and becomes an artifice.
And artifices see artifice in nothingness.