I am super excited to have had two jurors select my collage for the HOPE exhibit opening September 1 - October 31st, 2021!
This will be my second showing with Roaring Artist Gallery.
The first show was Connections.
I am loving how this particular gallery is becoming
The virtual model is very unique.
This is a large group exhibit
I made this collage in 1999.
It is an early piece, meaning something I made when I first began to collage.
It's very meaningful
I've always called it HOPE
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Over 20 years ago I learned a creative subconscious collage process that changed my life. I made a collage that gifted me a sense of hope in the most unexpected way.
I was riding what seemed like an endless wave of good fortune. Into the new year my circumstances collectively were the complete opposite. I felt despair. I wanted my good fortune bubble back.
I belonged to a creative group who met on Monday mornings. We practiced the creative subconscious mind process and collaged together. On one particular Monday I declared myself a non-participant. I was having a hard time and didn’t feel like making a collage. My mentor thought otherwise. She told me to prompt with the color blue for my very bad “blue” mood. Reluctantly, I pulled images that spoke blue to me and assembled accordingly. This collage brought me to tears. I saw pearls of wisdom and seeds that became flowers. The branch grounded its becoming. Lace represented blossoming or an actual flower. To the side of the flower is the gill of a shark. It suggests an opportunity to breath. This assemblage was my subconscious mind inspiring me. It was telling me that everything will work itself out. It offered me a sense of hope
I thought a lot about the prompt for this call for art. In current times I make many collages and while some might have fit into the category of hope, this elder collage is where it all began. I kept coming back to it as my piece to submit. A few years after this collage was made I began teaching this process to others. In the 20 + years since, the collage work created utilizing the subconscious mind process continues to offer insight and hope to its creator.
Dimensions: 11.5 x 16
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.