Saturday, August 28, 2010

Collage 164

Lucy Arrington
from page 335-336 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 7/16/10

This image includes some elements I cut from a picture of a Russian nutcracker (think ballet). I thought it might be amusing to incorporate those bits, but didn't realize while I was doing it how violent the image would become. I actually felt I was being somewhat whimsical as I made it. It's fascinating how our unconscious mind can do things we don't realize in the moment. Now at a distance, I wonder what I was thinking at the time... I honestly didn't intend (consciously, anyway) to turn a nutcracker into an image of violence.

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