I named my latest mixed media piece Either Or. For those moments when things seem so black and white, when we feel the world will collapse if we don't get what our heart desires, when the world either has colour or it hasn't.
Either Or was built inside an old cigarette box, with the bottom half of it an unfurling cluster of different kinds of blacknesses. Surely that's one way to describe it. Watch the video to see the piece fully opened, and view more detailed photos below.
(vintage cigarette box, photos, cut up text, photo album pages, photo negative, book illustration, cotton thread, monofilament thread)
the closed box measures 9x8,2x1,5 cm / 3.5"x3.2"x0.6"
the opened booklet measures 31x22,5 cm / 12.2"x8.9"
My days go from painfully vibrantly colourful to ones tinged with gray, and it's all good. I find myself in a good spot creatively, and now it's time to learn how to nurture that creativity and myself.