Leela

Kanchan Mahon

Joined October 2011

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Paper collage.

For the most awesome dream I ever dreamed, and she came true.

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Collage with traditional mediums

This piece of art can be interpreted in many ways of course. One way is to see my work as purely decorative. But some of who know my work also know that a flower is never just a flower.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, my art represent the many facets of womanhood.

These images may be quixotic, vibrant and surreal, and sometimes they show women who appear otherworldly and intangible. But they represent flesh and blood women. They may be portraits of the ruling family of the Medicis during the Renaissance or Art Nouveau advertisement images. They were all real women sometime. I like to reveal insubstantial themes such as transformation, freedom and empowerment. These illusory women are surrounded by rich symbology . Anywhere in the world, flowers are more than beautiful. They represent fertility, abundance, generations, regeneration, and the ability to give birth. They are put on altars and even Neanderthal people placed them in graves. Fruit embodies fecundity, ripeness, sexuality, seduction and wealth. Butterflies represent change, renewal, inner and outer transformation, metamorphosis, coming in to being and coming into flight. Flight is incredibly powerful. Birds represent the ability to fly, being powerful, empowerment, and having control of oneself (self-determination).and so they represent independence as well. These qualities and concepts embodied by flora and fauna infuse my collages pieces with the rich symbolism of the natural world as they relate to womanhood all over the world since time immemorial.

Or they are just pretty!

I see many things in this piece, one is a longing for or waiting for fertility. To me the woman is my daughter, Leela.

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