Friday, January 26, 2007

Open Heart - IF



This is in response to the weekly challenge "Red" at Illustration Friday I created this last year after discovering digital collage. It's a piece that is close to heart (no pun intended - well sorta), as it is a personal response to the open-heart surgeries I underwent in my 20s.
This collage is a creative outlet for the invasion, vulnerability, and fear that is intertwined in those memories. I'm curious to hear what you experience from this piece.

And then I felt inclined to actually create something specifically for this challenge, see RED ANTS

14 comments:

studio lolo said...

Wow. I love this! No wonder you look at life as one giant gift from the universe. Actually, I just love how you find the beauty in everything. I'd like to thank your doctors for saving you. You make this world a better place.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

nice collage

Rrramone said...

Very cool. And it makes it even better that it is so personal for you. Keep up the great work!!

getzapped said...

studio- I guess, you're right - I try to see life's treasures. You made me smile real big with your comment. Your art makes it a better place, too.

hi ascender - thanks!

welcome, rrramone- it's all we can do - is create!

AndyDoodler said...

Wow- great design and colors- and it all works so well to narate what feelings you've said you had.
Also- I second what Studio LoLo said- it really does show here in your site(s).

steve said...

Excellent collage. Looking forward to more of your work.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I love the artistic expression, colour, composition and story behind this piece. Excellent. Much peace, JP

lukewarmluxe said...

hmm, my comment disappeared! if you get something twice, i apologize :D anywho...i think this is a great collage! i love how personal it is and it's definitely red!

Jeannette said...

this is pretty cool

luisa brehm said...

amazinggggggggggg collage !!!
open heart is what we should have all days .....
hugsssss and happy sunday ;-))))

Josy said...

I hadn't seen this before I painted a human heart of my own, and now that I have seen it, I kind of wish I HAD added the collage background I was seriously leaning towards- yours turned out so wonderfully.

And thank you for opening your heart to all us IFers. :)

getzapped said...

Thank you all for your comments. I think it helps to put oneself out there, when the time is right. I appreciate your kindness. I will do more healing work...

Peace.

Hellcat said...

YUMYUM you should open hearts more often!

r.prat said...

nice collage! it's a very expressive piece :)