This is my first collage, I’ve never really done one before. I was terrified of it at first, but as i looked over the details more and more, i grew over to appreciate and love it.
the idea behind it was that there were three stories tied into one. the strange black figures in the work represent how i feel. the man walking out of the beach is typical of feeling watched, but somehow having the confidence to walk on water.
the three figures walking on a silver gilded or carved plate, represents time travel or transcending boundaries with more than one point of view at a time.
Lastly, but not least I love mirrors. I love drawing people looking into mirrors. You always wonder what they see. The lady in the black cloak is displaced. Even in her family, she feels displaced. The colourful image behind the missing spectre of the woman is actually a tarot card image of the hermit. It reminds me slightly of Emily Dickinson
The combination of the renaissance woman and the unicorn represents freedom, freedom to express darkness.
The man hiding on the table represents being in view or being watched, i can be paranoid. The dark figure represents death, or being visited by death. A figure i have seen from time to time while being in bed in the past.
I think that’s all 🙂 thank you for reading. Hope you enjoy the collage, I made it a bit bigger so you can see the details.