Two more collages I've been working on.
The top one was inspired by the early morning light, that moment where your just waking up still kind of in a dream state and the sounds that are part of your environment become part of your dream. In this case, I have lots of crows that live in our neighborhood, squawking all the time, drinking water from our bird bath and rummaging through the trash. Crows have become part of my everyday existence. Through the years I've researched the symbolism of crows and love the fact that different cultures have a many interpretations of their interactions with crows. Crows can been seen as a bad omen and a messenger of death in some cultures and also be a divine creature and a messenger of the gods in others! The dogs are loyal creatures and protective to the end and have a deep symbolism attached to them. Dogs have been written about and revered since they've been domesticated thousands of years ago. I have dogs sleeping on our bed when we wake up in the morning and I witness and feel their protective nature everyday. So when I woke up one morning these words came to me quickly which inspired the collage..................................................................................
This mornings song enveloping us at first light
is shattered by a murder of crows
a reminder of the darkness
lingering at the edge of dawn.
This collage utilizes the Devils Trumpet plant or (Datura Inoxia) as the cental focus of this collage. From ancient times continuing to the present, the taking of Datura tissues, particularly the seeds, was used in shamanistic rituals as a path to enlightenment. Today, people frequently experiment with it for the hallucinogenic effect, but the results are so unpleasant (dark visions, disorientation, amnesia, blurred vision, dry mouth, and incontinence) that they seldom recommend the experience. Overdoses can result in death. I'm always reading murder mysteries and thought I'd create something inspired by those mysteries. I just finished a ghost story/murder mystery that took place on an island , I love anything to do about islands.