“Life is born only of the spark of opposites, ” wrote Carl Jung, the Swiss analytic psychologist. The two opposing forces that he referred to were the conscious mind and what he called “the shadow” —a collection of all-too-often repressed traits, the existence of which most of us deny. Its hazy and indistinct contours contain “all those unpleasant qualities we like to hide, ” from arrogance to greed, recklessness and illicit urges. And despite any efforts to the contrary, Jung This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 That’s Life The quiet tyranny of clichés. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Thanks, I Hate It How to give feedback to art friends. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Puff Piece On inflatable art. Arts & Culture Issue 45 The Whole Story The power of cradle-to-grave novels. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Hannah Traore The art world's next big thing is a gallerist. Arts & Culture Issue 43 The Sellout On the moral maze of art and money.