Untitled collage. Number 4 of 14 in this series.
National Geographic Images , found barcode
Untitled. Collage 5 of the 14 in this series.
National Geographic Images, found playing cards.
* My son is such a gem, he found the barcode at the park this morning and the playing cards in the sandpit at school a few weeks ago! It means so much to me that he finds these things and brings them home for his Ma!
It's been a very productive day. This morning we went to see the Jim Cooper exhibition again and my eldest made a 'Jim Cooper' inspired mask and I saw the whole exhibition again. I came home super inspired again but instead of painting I made TWO collages (as you can see!)
I tried to be a little more light hearted with the 5th collage, not all nests are badly woven after all. There are places that children can play and learn in safety and they are worthy if mention!
The nest concept is quite hard for me to write in words, the idea almost feels too big sometimes!
Essentially a nest is woven from our cultural, religious and politcial beliefs, our values and our morals.
There are many parts to the nest- our schools, our communities, our churches and our homes are all woven in some way into 'the nest' that is society. In some places the nest is strong, woven with love, compassion and hope. In some places it is weak, destroyed by greed, war and selfishness. It is these places that fail to nuture the eggs (children) which in turn become damaged birds (adults.)
It is up to each of us to look after our part(s) of the nest and do what we can to raise birds that soar. That's essentially what I am trying to say. Although I think it is just as important that everyone is able to come to their own conclusions, find their own meaning. I love reading your observations and sometimes learn things about my own collages through your eyes. That is art though, what I see will never be exactly what you see. We all take a slightly different journey- because we live in different nests.