In this series I played with the concept of creating new worlds through collaging real world images and textiles. I wanted to depict a character that can be easily projected onto us, as the viewer, while we see how we can create new experiences through our imaginations alone.
A collage illustration with some watercolor base, original 14 x 18
The child that finds the value in imagination will grow into the adult that makes big dreams come true.
I was born when I was five
My earliest memories being hunger.
We travel towns, I trade friends,
Starving constantly now.
With age ten I consume kindness.
Attention is a feast always swallowed whole.
No time for chewing.
Sixteen, new temptations, delicacies refuse me.
Twenty, the spoils spoil when left alone.
Am I full now?
Mixed media piece with traditional line art and watercolor samples, scanned and colored digitally.
I think this is a huge step for me personally in my work so far. There are a lot of things about this that I love, and a lot of things I see that need improvement. Whether or not I decide to dive further into digital media is something I’ll have to consider, but playing with textures is a must in the days to come.
Break the frame, break the standards.
Just a practice on light and an excuse to draw some fairies and a small freckle child