Original is Prisma Colored Pencil and Micron Pen on 8 1/2 × 11 bright white paper
This is my piece for the collaborative project launched by Barbara Glatzeder titled Circle of Light: 12 Artists – One Piece Each of us was sent a specific, blank, piece of a puzzle and were told to fill it with whatever we wanted. Then, Barbara put all the pieces together and….VIOLA! :)
I’m calling mine Two Pieces for a few reasons…
I’ve been reflecting on the coming holiday of Samhain, and some of it’s aspects, for some time now. It is when the veil between the different worlds is the thinnest and is a great time to connect with the Fae. It’s also a time to recognize and embrace our shadow selves. It is the Pagan New Year and is a time for ‘Out with the old and in with the new’. I am showing both the light and the dark with teh Waxing and Waning Moons as well as with the ladies…one is light and sweet in her pinks and hearts…the other is more dark and sinister with her acid greens and skulls. They are the same person, just two different pieces….we all have a dark and a light side and need to be reminded to embrace each in order to maintain a healthy balance in life. I show the meshing of two worlds, be it the human world and the world of the Fae; or the living world and the dead, by having each facet of the girl in a different position – one upside down from the other. Also, the intertwining of their hair shows the almost mystical connection between their different sides and the other worlds.
There’s also a touch of Alice in Wonderland here….
“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”