Drawing for "What Will Come (has already come) (Two Heads)" (2007)

Drawing for "What Will Come (has already come) (Two Heads)," 2007
Charcoal on paper, cold rolled steel table and mirrored steel cylinder, Paper diameter: 47 1/4 inches, Cylinder higher: 11 1/2 inches, diameter: 6 1/2 inches, Overall: 41 1/4 x 48 x 48 inches
Installation at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
© William Kentridge
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

"Our retinas are receiving flat images, and our brain combines the two images from our retinas into this illusion of coherent depth. And because we do it so well we believe that’s what we’re seeing. We believe we are simply seeing depth rather than constructing depth out of two flat images."

-William Kentridge