Saturday, August 4, 2012

In the Grip of Jealousy

"I leaned over the railing of the pier, and for a second hoped he would see me. How could he not, with my hair flaming red, and blowing, long and wild, in the winter wind, which swept across the divide?
Now I could see the girl sitting there, opposite him. She raised her glass and clinked it against his, then cuddled up to him, like, to whisper something up close, in his ear.
I don’t hardly know if there was something odd with the air, which stirred past me with cloud after cloud of salty mist; or the sheet of glass over there, which must have had some flaws all over it; or the mirror image of sunset, which buckled out of shape, in and out of the flaws; or else, was it the film of tears, which formed in my eyes; or the sorrow, which came in like a tide, to wash over me—but in a blink, everything blurred.
Everything started swimming in front of me: like, the shadow of her little black dress, the flash of her gold earring, even the blond streaks in her hair. All of them things, which lived on the other side of the layers—the layer of mist, and of glass, and flaws, tears, wash—they all rippled a bit and then, settled into a haze."


Anita, in Apart from Love


Inspired by a sketch of a nude I have drawn earlier,  here is a collage using magazine cutouts glued to transparency paper. Because of the materials I used, it was a bit difficult to photograph this properly; but in real life, the best way to view it is against a window, so the lights seeps through the transparency paper.

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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful, dimensions to dimensions. :-))

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  2. Nice collage, Uvi! I've begun to appreciate collage art more ever since I came across a children's book artist, Melissa Sweet. (http://melissasweet.net/)

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    1. It is a lot of fun, and give you an eye for textures and colors.
      Great link there, Thank you Claudine!

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  3. I find this kind of art mesmerizing...visually and emotionally stimulating. I would love to see this one live.

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    1. I hope you will, Britton! It's difficult to convey the effect in this image...

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  4. Cool! So filled with texture and color and emotion.

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  5. Beautiful and heart-wretching. A woman can relate.

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  6. You are a amazing writer! I nee to learn many things from you!

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    1. Aw... Thank you so much Gaurav, I believe each one of us has a unique voice

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