If you sense turbulence around the edges of this collage, you’re right. It was one of those days when the world seemed to tilt just enough to feel off-balance. A day when I should stop following the daily headlines, and just find my “quiet place.”
And so I did, in this collage.
The word “welcome” and the lighthouse are about that sense of calm. For me, New England and the beach – or at least a view of the ocean – give me a sense of stability and… well, the word I’d use is “limitless.”
That’s a feeling of space. The wide-open space I need to rediscover – and be – myself. The bracing salt air, the choppy waves in the distance, and the comfort of seagulls walking alongside me.
It’s where I feel most at home.
The images in this collage are also about textures and contrasts and variety. I drew some vertical lines for a sense of stability. And, of course, the words “keep calm” were a good message, if only to myself.
In the current series, this was the first collage that I actually signed. It was the one where I realized I’m creating art, here.
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Materials: Poster board, torn magazine images and text, Yes Paste, metallic markers (for the lines).