L’été de toutes les nudités… the muse, the courtesan, the maid, the eunuch and the warrior, in the heat of the summer.

As it often happens with collage, this could also be read as the three phases in the life of a woman: young age, adult plenitude and senior stage.

Original: traditional collage on pasteboard: photos from magazines and color tapes. 40X40cm
Featured in ONE’S MIND’S EYE on 18/07/2012

Hi, everybody.

I am here to take my pictures out for a walk. I hope you like them and we can share some artistic views.

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  • Mark Skay
    Mark Skayover 2 years ago

    Extraordinary collage. Love it

  • Thanks, Mark, you make me happy with such nice comment!

    – Maraia

  • Katerina Apostolakou
    Katerina Apost...over 2 years ago

    An absolutely amazing collage!!!!!!

  • Thanks so much, katerina, for your nice comment. I’m just trying my hand at collage and i find it really enjoyable. It makes me happy that other people consider my work at this good, since i have almost everything to learn yet.

    – Maraia

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 2 years ago



  • Thanks, thanks, thanks! so happy with this feature!

    – Maraia

  • inessence
    inessenceabout 2 years ago

    This image is featured in our Cycles Showcase Gallery
    Congratulations! xx

  • Thanks, girls, it was really funny to participate!

    – Maraia

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...about 2 years ago

    Super collage !! Très bel été :)

  • Oh, thanks, Franck, I’m so glad you like it. I’ll tell you a secret… this has been the first collage I’ve done in my life and I loved the experience, it is great fun! although I’m still a bit clumsy with the glueing aspect of it.

    – Maraia

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 2 years ago

    Splendid collage !!!!

  • Thanks so much, Dwarkan, I feel like a page being knighted in the brotherhood of the “Collagers”.

    – Maraia

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachabout 2 years ago

    I like this very much – it is rich and wonderful and keeps my eyes interested.

  • Thanks a lot for your nice comment, it was such great fun to make this, I kept finding things that i wanted to add, they were calling one another until I felt it would get too brinded, but I think they found their right place in the end to turn this into a barroque collage but not too ill behaved! :))

    – Maraia

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    Love this Work;there’s so much to look at! Can you send it to “Collage With Traditional Mediums?”

  • Of course, Robyn, thanks for your intereston this!

    – Maraia

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Scott Johnson
    Scott Johnsonabout 2 years ago

    I find much of your work fascinating, Maraia …

  • Oh, thanks Scott, what a nice comment, and thanks for the fav!

    – Maraia

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