“Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.” Dr. Seuss
come out of your shell
in the darkness
you can’t tell
what awaits you..
Back to the harshness of reality, but the daydream is better. For us creatives it’s a necessity, and no one can convince us that it’s wrong.
‘Everything starts as somebody’s daydream’.- Larry Niven (American Writer)
“Most dreams die a slow death. They’re conceived in a moment of passion, with the prospect of endless possibility, but often languish and are not pursued with the same heartfelt intensity as when first born. Slowly, subtly, a dream becomes elusive and ephemeral. People who’ve lost their own dreams become pessimists and cynics. They feel like the time and devotion spent on chasing their dreams were wasted. The emotional scars last forever.”
I haven’t posted a collage in a while. I have worked on a few and some have been completed. There will be more collages posted after this one. I just love this form of art and I never get bored with it.
“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” SOCRATES
“Παντρεψου. Αμα παρεις μια καλη γυναικα τοτε θα γινεις ευτυχησμενος. Αμα παντρευτεις μια κακη γυναικα, τοτε θα γινεις φιλοσοφος”- ΣΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ
For a very long time I would see, in my mind, a woman being released from her isolation. I saw her walls breaking down. She walked alone with the wind behind her pushing her toward the blue sky. The sun is coming out of the clouds and is ready to greet her. She doesn’t know what fate has in store for her but has an undying hope. Green symbolizes hope this is why she wears a green dress instead of black which symbolizes mourning. This woman mourns no more…
In this collage I used bits of torn blue paper from magazines for the sky. Torn bits of brown paper for the bricks and green for the females’ dress. The papers were glued on 34 x22 cm cardboard paper.
My recent painting happened by accident. I think that the best things happen by accident. I usually plan a painting. I make a sketch first and I try to picture how it would like when it’s done. This time I just let myself be more free and just let myself take a few risks. I applied layers of paint with colours ranging from yellow to blue over the photos from magazines, then I decided to make a mini collage for the center with the background posing as a thick frame. Then I applied a bit of gesso to give it a more foggy, haunting feel. The scan made the painting more vibrant than it actually is.