'unknown' has been showing up in my work with some frequency. at first, this disturbed me as i had never seen a ‘roman’ without a name—their tags always had distinguishable numbers. my initial response was to question how i look at things that i have no previous knowledge of. i realize in retrospect that this thinking was flawed. as he appears more and more, i realize he has become a sort of symbol for a deeper question of perception. the only certainty with unknown is the possibility of anything. yipes.