This is an old handcut collage artwork i created back in 2011. It is part of a series i started after the Portraits of Nature and the aim was to experiment a bit more in using photographs as texture in my artworks. The previous one was very surreal, as every photo was cut and positioned in a way that it was no longer understandable and clear, but in this one i tried to keep some elements as they are and give a little bit of surrealism. I was seeking balance and a way to make the collages more alive. For this, i chose a colourful floral fabric for the dress and another one for her face mask. The body is made from a a winter landscape that i gave it a sepia tone and a filter like an old photograph. The body came out too muscular now that i am seeing after these years but this was because i used a lot of cuts. That was a problem of balance i had to work also. For the background i used a photo of a golden foil which is the trademark of all of the series.i did not compose is it very nice here but when later i used symmetries it created some really cool light patterns.