Sunday, November 21, 2010

Uplift

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Life has been crazy busy and intense lately. I was diagnosed with breast cancer just over a month ago and have been quite busy to say the least. I've got a little breather right now as I recover from surgery and prepare for chemotherapy. Last night I managed to pull out some materials to put together a collage.

Needless to say, my life, not to mention my body, is permanently altered. (More on this on my other blog.) I wondered if this might show up in my art.

Upside-down, this collage is Chicken Little's biggest fear: the sky is most definitely falling. But that's not the way I intended this piece. I've tried it at every angle but came back to the original. And now it has a title. Uplift.

9" x 12"  mixed media collage

2 comments:

starrlife said...

Oh dear Amy- I've been along time commenter. First- I love these, as usual. You are so talented! These kind of optical illusions are stunning.
Second- one of my other long time blog pals is a breast cancer survivor and she has a lovely blog, http://phhhst.blogspot.com/. She is a teacher who lives in Hawaii and she is younger, like you. I'm sure , if you were seeking connection, she would be happy to talk/communicate with you and could probably turn you on to her "group" of bloggers. Since blogging is our only connection (I'm not even an artist) it's all I can think to do.
Sending blog style love and positive thoughts to you as well. If there is anything else I can do just say the word.

Anonymous said...

This was pretty provided that there are a lot of out there just waiting for the right..