Janus

Janus, n. (1508)

janus

1. The name of an ancient Italian deity, regarded as the doorkeeper of heaven, as guardian of doors and gates, and as presiding over the entrance upon or beginning of things; represented with a face on the front and another on the back of his head; the doors of his temple in the Roman Forum were always open in time of war, and shut in time of peace. Often used allusively, and in attributive and other relations.

2. a. Designating materials with a double facing, or things having a two-way action.

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58 comments

  1. O says:

    Beautiful pictures and so imaginative. Also love how there’s so much more to see than what is immediately apparent.

    O x

  2. Molly says:

    I am in love with your hair….

    The image through the glass table is amazing….

    and the suggestion of two-way action holds so many possible meanings….

    Brilliant

    Mollyxxx

    • Harper Eliot says:

      Wow… praise indeed, from you Molly. Thank you; I’m really happy with how this turned out.

      xx

    • Harper Eliot says:

      Haha, I barely understood; my Daddy picked the word. I had to look it up to make sure.

    • Harper Eliot says:

      Thank you! I would rarely use two together, but I love the way these two compliment each other.

  3. KaziG says:

    Beautiful images, I especially love the first with the reflection in the glass table evoking the two sides :)

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Harper Eliot says:

      Hehe, I actually have quite “meh” hair; but I’ve learned how to fake it. Thank you!

  4. Jane says:

    What amazing pictures. The reflections in the glass table as so, so clever; really encourages you to study them and work out exactly what’s going on. Wonderful job! Jane xxx

  5. Clive says:

    Gorgeous images and so clever! Brilliant entry
    Oh I do hope this comment gets through – I am having so much trouble leaving comments on wp sites these days!

    • Harper Eliot says:

      For some reason you ended up in my spam, but I found you! And thank you; I’m glad you like it.

    • Harper Eliot says:

      I have to give the credit for the word to my Daddy; but I am very happy with how it turned out.

  6. Love the colours and the way the image through the glass is reminiscent of looking into the water. The complexity of that image with the relaxed beauty of the second. A great pairing.

  7. Mia says:

    Both are utterly gorgeous pictures, the first however grabs me to look further and deeper. Brilliant interpretation of “Janus” also!

    ~Mia~ xx

  8. Penny says:

    The reflections combined with seeing through the glass in the first image is beautiful, and I love the lighting in the 2nd; gorgeous!
    xxPenny

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