The Missing Muse by Michael Douglas Jones

From the series: Letters From An Expedition: In Search of The Missing Muse.

Journal entry No.02/02.

The missing muse; I thought I saw her on the street today, crossing against the light. I turned to follow, but lost her in the throng. Other people on the street feel her presence, but are unsure of what has occurred. I want to ask, “Have you seen her?” but refrain; I know what they will think. They stare at the spot where her presence was felt and I move on. I traced the direction that she must have taken, but never caught up to her. I walked straight for minutes or hours and didn’t give up until twilight darkened the faces of every passerby. It was late when I got back home and my family was asleep.

I have, for many years, used trompe l’oeil oil paintings to create the illusion of reality, and now use collage and digital composite photographs to create the same effect. The impossible is possible in our minds.

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  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasover 5 years ago

    Ingenious concept…romantic piece!
    Wonderful back in time!

  • secretagentman7
    secretagentman7over 5 years ago

    I earenstly hope you find the missing muse . Great work !

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    brilliant work,,, well done

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 5 years ago


  • Carrie Glenn
    Carrie Glennover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful…what a stunning piece, your words themselves are art and your art is poetry.

  • Kartoon
    Kartoonover 5 years ago

    WOW!!! this is fabulous! brilliant and wonderfully done!
    and the words… po*art*ry!

  • Imber
    Imberover 5 years ago

    I love this one, well done!

  • EligoDesign
    EligoDesignover 5 years ago

    outstanding work!

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful and evokative creation, it makes you want to know more about her :))

  • Angelala
    Angelalaover 5 years ago


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