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Stars are not
further away than hearts.
Their throbbing mirrors
the beating of desire,
your will to be a bang
where nothingness adapts
its boundaries to your name.

Now, read theirs as a chant
to appease vertigo:
Hammal, Aldebaran,
Perseus, Canopos…
For God has, as the sky,
innumerable eyes
and you take after him,
don’t you forget,
his image your creation.


With this collage I inaugurate an intended series which will illustrate my poems about the Signs cycle. This is something I considered doing long ago, but it’s now, with my recent taking up of collage, when I think I’ve found the adequate technique to go ahead with the project. We’ll see how it goes… there is a whole lot of twelve signs ahead!

Original: traditional collage with painted and glued elements on paste board: photos from magazines and photocopy, acrylics, color pencils, water pastels.


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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature, Robyn, I’m thrilled with this collage technique, which is quite new for me and I love the response i get in your group!

    – Maraia

  • avalyn
    avalynover 2 years ago

    wonderful Modernist collage….beautiful tones

  • thanks indeed for favoriting this and for leaving feedback!

    – Maraia

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

    Excellent this collage Maraia !! Great !!

  • The favoriting of this by a master of collage like you makes my day! Thanks indeed.

    – Maraia

  • Scott Johnson
    Scott Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Very good & interesting work, Maraia. Do I see fencing masks ?

  • Thanks a lot, Scott, for your comment. Well, actually what you see is a close-up shot of the eyes of a fly! :))

    – Maraia

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 2 years ago

    fabulous artwork, Maraia!

  • Hello, Nikolay, I’m so glad you like it! this is my first work to illustrate my poems about the zodiac, there is still a lot of work ahead! Thanks for the fav.

    – Maraia

  • Catherine Siciliano
    Catherine Sici...over 2 years ago

    Some wonderful elements used here.

  • Hello, Catherine, thanks so much for stopping by to leave comment!

    – Maraia

  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    hidden secrets, for all to see,

  • as pearls out of their oyster…

    – Maraia

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    such an engaging and mysterious work, love the symmetry of this and the way you added shadow and mark marking overlay- really blends it into a cohesive whole. :))

  • thanks again for a wonderful comment and for the favs!

    – Maraia

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 2 years ago

    This is amazing Maraia!!!

  • Hello, Heather, thanks so much for this nice comment and the fav!

    – Maraia

  • mickpro
    mickproalmost 2 years ago


  • So glad you like it, i love traditional collage although as I am now developing my skills with photoshop I’ve put it aside a little bit.

    – Maraia

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