Wednesday, November 12, 2014

new collage: which way?

"which way?"
mixed  media collage on stretched canvas (vintage papers, acrylic paint, acrylic gel medium, glue)
november, 2014
gregory a. milinovich

yes, i can still make a collage!  it has been a long time, but i finally carved out some time here recently to let the creative juices flow a little bit, and this is what came of it.  it is meant to make you think twice about what you are actually seeing, and what your eye assumes.  

one of the things i've been reminded of recently is that you simply cannot draw conclusions from first glances.  well, i should say that you can - in fact we often do - but you shouldn't.  what appears to be so clear from one angle is completely ambiguous from another one.  the part of me that feels the urge to categorize and organize everyone into groupings that i've somehow justified in my mind is the same part of me that hates when someone does that to me, and compels me to do all sorts of ridiculous things just to prove that i don't belong in anyone's prejudiced boxes.  we - or at least i - need reminders sometimes to slow down and really get to know people, not just the facades and roles.  this collage is meant to be just such a reminder.  peace.  

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