Story: The girl offers her heart to the black jaguar.
The black jaguar replies: “Use that emotion for something useful – create some art!”
The girl has collected each one of her previously broken hearts in its own jar of formalin. Under the shelf where the jars are placed, the girl’s thoughts can be read: “How many more heartbreaks on the shelf of my life? When will I ever learn?”

Colour palette: dark red, crimson, salmon, gold, yellow, black
Size of the original (digital file): 35.4 in x 27.6 in (90×70cm)
Technique: paper collage, photomanipulation and digital painting, using multiple textures from my own photo stock

Credits: The black jaguar is a photo from my stock, taken in the Mexico City Zoo. The girl’s skin, hair and clothing are a mixture of fragments from 7 different Egon Schiele paintings and drawings, complemented with some digitally painted parts.

Making of Routine Heartbreak


black jaguar, egon schiele, feline, girl, heart, heartbreak, introspective, jaguar, panther, schiele

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Stunning – powerful and so beautiful.

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenalmost 4 years ago

    your work is stunning as anna commented and very thought provoking. I see echoing here of many times past

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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work of art!!!

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