The lie can be assumed, the truth often obscure. Do photographs really show us the ‘truth’? And do paintings ‘lie’? What of a painting of a photograph or a photograph of a painting? Is it art? Our entire process for living is founded on some fundamental lies, lies which make life easier and simpler but lies nonetheless. The fact of art is so often a process of lying to reveal the truth. A painting is can be a visual indication of some thing or some one and we take it at face value. Of course it’s the truth, all art is essentially true, even as it lies to us.