While this image bears striking resemblance to the artist's metascapes, Padamsee's Mirror Image uses his philosophical contemplation of the landscape to address the question of reality and the degree to which perceptions can alter what is seen.
The artist explains: "Expression must contain its dialectical opposite, the conscious and the unconscious on the same psychic plane. I have two eyes,... but the mind compounds the two images into one. When I make mirror-images, they remain two, but a fusion compounds them into one, as the starting point of visual experience...Colors reach out of their skin to invade each others territories...the further away from each other I place them the greater the space and voyage." (as told to Meher Pestonji, Akbar Padamsee: Mirror-Images, Pundole Art Gallery, 21 November - 9 December 1994)