"Troy Gua is an artist whose work investigates identity, celebrity and popular culture. His Pop Hybrid series is a unique, superimposition of iconic faces and imagery, instantly recognizable on their own, but dissolved into a kind of Rorschach inkblot puzzle when merged—each viewer seeing something different, making his or her own subjective associations. The resulting hybrid image is a new and separate identity, functioning as irony and satire; as metaphor and social commentary. Each piece has its own narrative, whether humorous, poignant or intellectual."
Finally, of course, there is the story of the creation of Adam and Eve, and their subsequent fall. Milton’s epic treatment of the story in Paradise Lost figures largely in Frankenstein , as is immediately apparent from the epigraph which takes the form of a quote from Milton’s despairing Adam. Here, too, the first sin of the first man and woman was to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – to gain more knowledge than God ever intended for them. The themes of gaining forbidden knowledge, of pursuing more than is properly allotted to the human sphere, is the central one of Frankenstein.