Pieces of Me III:
Fragments from an Artist's Life
much of my life, magazine images have served to
inform my identity, wishes and dreams. Taking
pieces from them to form reflections of my life
through journal pages is something that comes
naturally to me. I have long felt that collaging
is a role-playing endeavour. In sifting through
and selecting imagery, I become an archaeologist
bent on excavating my soul: unearthing images
that I feel capture the diverse aspects of my
life and character. Giving shape to colours,
patterns and textures that resonate with my
personal history, I don the role of linguist
carving out my own personal visual language.
Assembling characters within a setting, I take
on the guise of film director auditioning each
part of a visual puzzle until I find just the
right pieces. A truly cathartic experience, upon
completion these pages offer insight into myself
emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. I
am struck by the manner in which the pages so
accurately capture the essence of events in my
life; as though they already existed, trapped
within the corridors of my mind, and the act of
collaging releases them.
art from this collection is available for
purchase unless otherwise indicated.
Please contact the artist for purchase details.
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Digital Conversion by Peter Farris-Manning