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One weak heart can't handle two lives at once by Ina Mar

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One weak heart can't handle two lives at once by 

Ink drawing and old book pages collage on watercolour paper (ink applied with pen/nibs and fingers). Indirectly inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit (1932)…

Dimensions: 26×36 cm, 10 1/4” x 14 1/8”

This image was inspired by a dream I once had.
In the dream, I was supposed to be pregnant, but my heart was too weak to feed both me and the baby. So one of the two lives had to be interrupted.

I guess it has to do with life dilemmas, about choices/decisions which we don’t feel strong enough to take, the struggle between “heart” and “reason”.
Sometimes we have to choose between two things, and even more often between our wishes and those of the others. If we don’t listen to our inner voice, the body starts screaming.

The text attributed to each one of the three elements reads:
- Heart: Life and death
- Embryon: The new life
- Woman: Medea


blood, collage, dark, embryon, heart, medea, nightmare, pregnancy, pregnant, scissors, dilemma

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  • AimeeG-H
    AimeeG-Hover 3 years ago

    Wow… love it… i love old book pages so much! :-) Oh and i like the concept too!

  • thank you!

    – Ina Mar

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 3 years ago

    yes great powerful work!!!

  • ellejayerose
    ellejayeroseabout 3 years ago

    I adore your mixed-media collages – particularly the tender ink drawings

  • Mariano57
    Mariano57about 3 years ago

    Art needs to capture you and move your nuerotrasmitors chemicals like this. I would name your work “dilema”. Actually it can move different thoughts in different people. Love the power of art!

  • Thank you immensely for your meaningful comment… Yes, I hope that everyone can interpret my artworks in their own way, even though my titles and descriptions are sometimes quite definite…

    – Ina Mar

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  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...about 2 years ago

    Very well done! Great artwork!!

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 2 years ago

    Ina! Love this one! Excellent!

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