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."

From:  The Imp of the Perverse


  1. Well, Dora looks pretty happy with her demons, maybe she's not quite ready for rehab!

  2. Freud's Dora? =smile= I like this a lot as a dramatization of the concept. The Poe quotation is perfect: I love that weird little essay of his.

  3. It´s 20 past eight - thanks God it´s not 5 for twelve - this is the reason why Dora is hopeful that she will manage it al least!