Edward was too drastic: the best is an enigmatic smile. Worked for the greatest cover girl in the world. Ms. Gioconda was her name.
That is funny, if i understand it correctly. On our last show, my friend and i put a compass rose on the display wall along with other items. My friend had deliberately switched out the East at 90 deg from North with a W(est) to provide some ambiguity in the display, the play's theme was all about finding direction in life. The director called me up 2 days before the show and asked me this question: Was it deliberate or a mistake? I assured her it was deliberate and then she was OK with it because it was done for art. If i had said a mistake, i'm sure she would have insisted it was a mistake.
But yeah, artists sometimes have a lot of difficulty why they did something, and sometimes viewers read a lot more into the object than was ever intended, perhaps :-)