On Ash Wednesday, first day of Lent, I sat down to create this collage as a form of meditation.
With a head full of quandaries —especially, morality and mortality on my mind, experiencing a family crisis—-I took out a stack of magazines (National Geographic, Smithsonian) and began snipping away.
But, first, I assembled some images (above) that I thought striking & arresting text to accompany it.
Next, I proceeded to, mindlessly, assemble the pieces of this art puzzle.
This is the relief and joy of images for me, the non-thinking aspect of it...
At some point, I realized that (subconsciously) I was creating a kind of Heaven & Hell portrait and the expressive Peruvian mummies fit right into my inferno.
And, there you have it: a collage that offered me an hour or so of relaxation and contemplation :)