In 1982 the artist Nancy Burson made the seminal post-media work Three Major
. The process she used to obtain this haunting face - morphing - is now
commonplace, played out most visibly in popular culture, but also across language itself.
For decades now, 'to morph' has been a global verb and 'the morph'
accepted as a global subject, but in 1982 the word 'morph' was as alien
as the subject of Burson's portrait.