Collaborative traditional cut and paste (scissors and glue ) collage blog with a weekly set theme.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Dora Duels With Her Demons
Background is from a children's book on printmaking from common materials. The photographic profile is a found photo (it was already cut out)! The booze bottles and clock are from various vintage magazines. The scary mask is from a 1961 LIFE magazine article "ODD IMAGES TO TEST MINDS" about techniques used on patients at the "new" Houston State Psychiatric Institute.
I now quote Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849):
"We stand upon the brink of a precipice. We peer into the abyss — we
grow sick and dizzy. Our first impulse is to shrink from the danger.
Unaccountably we remain. By slow degrees our sickness, and dizziness,
and horror, become merged in a cloud of unnameable feeling."