mixed-media collage

Back To Reality-The Daydreamer

back to reality

‘Back to Reality’ by Angela Zafiris 14 x 11 inches on canvas.

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)

Meaningful Words/Λέξεις με Νόημα


My first post of 2015 and I thought I would post a new word collage that I made . I cut out a few words and sentences from magazines in different languages that are important and mean something to me. Then, I painted over the words with some acrylic paint. I had a hard time coming up with a title for it, but I think that ‘Meaningful Words’ is an ok title since they weren’t just random words that I used.

Για το πρώτο μου ‘post’ για το 2015 σκέφτηκα να δημοσιεύσω ένα νέο κολάζ που ειχα φτιαξει . Έκοψα μερικές λέξεις και φράσεις από περιοδικά σε διάφορες γλώσσες που είναι σημαντικά και σημαίνουν κάτι για μένα. Στη συνέχεια,  ζωγραφισα πάνω από τις λέξεις με ορισμένα ακρυλικα χρώματα. Δυσκολεύτηκα να καταλήξω σε έναν τίτλο για το κολαζ, αλλά νομίζω ότι το «Λέξεις με Νόημα» είναι ένας καλός τίτλος επειδή δεν ήταν τυχαίες οι λέξεις που είχα κοψει.

Bewildered/H Σαστισμένη

“The Bewildered Woman’ mixed-media painting by Angela Zafiris

Just another mixed-media painting of a woman that I completed last week. I don’t know who she is, but I love her eyes. For the background  I used magazines texts and images and I painted over them with yellow and red acrylics. I added some dabs of gesso as well for texture.

Her Gaze/Το Βλέμμα Της

Mixed-media painting on canvas by Angela Zafiris

I don’t usually paint portraits it takes a special kind of courage, but I found it in me and here it is.  I had fun with this one and I am surprised at how satisfied I am with it.  The problem is I am too picky and I notice every little thing that I think is a mistake, but this time I don’t care . Besides no human face is perfect so why should the portrait be perfect?