I made this digital collage in response to a wonderful poem I read by Phillip Ellis called, "A Villanelle on Loss". These two verses spoke to me:
"My heart, discoloured by stains,
is seemingly about to stall,
barely leached by ten years of rains.
Memories haunt, as ghosts of pains
long gone; through rooms and halls
ten years gone, an ache remains."
I thought the grungy background was a good representation of a heart discolored by stains. The damaged filmstrip and doll brushes, along with the broken window all represent the broken heart, and the ghosts of memories that haunt the poet.
I think I am going to print out these digital collages onto fabric. Then I'll embellish them with other bits and pieces and adhere these to the watercolor paper as my collages for the collage exchange. Stay tuned...