Icarus

Icarus

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage was inspired by Bruegel's painting in which people go about their daily business while Icarus plunges unnoticed into the sea. It features a girl's legs as Icarus and a woman in yellow, clutching an astronaut's glove, preparing to make her own flight. 

Strawberries

Strawberries

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about childhood terrors and menacing adult behaviour. It features a circus rouse-about, a child jockey, and girls with a corn cob. 

Circus

Circus

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about safety, non-safety, and creaturely touch. It features a circus elephant supported by a human arm, two friends in a farewell embrace, a boy sheltering a girl holding a lamb, and a child boxer gripped by his manager.   

Absent Father

Absent Father

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about losing a father. It features an astronaut's glove, an empty flight-suit, and a young woman arming herself against a world of masculine threat. 

Render to Caesar

Render to Caesar

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about forced military service. It features a bust of a roman emperor, an oblivious dancer, a bull being branded, and a young woman about to be parted from her young man. 

Father Figure

Father Figure

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about the arrival of a father figure who might make things safe. It features astronaut hero John Glenn in the role of the father figure, a terrible plane crash, born-to-rule college boys, and a young girl with a corn cob.

I'd kill to be like you - air

I'd kill to be like you - air

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This is from a mini-series about how we both venerate and denigrate animals. Among a landscape of splendid and fearsome creatures of the air, it features a captured sparrow, stuffed and tagged birds, and Ham the space chimp who was 'specially trained' for his mission through the application of repeated electric shocks.     

I'd kill to be like you - earth

I'd kill to be like you - earth

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This is from a mini-series about how we both venerate and denigrate animals. Among a landscape of splendid and fearsome creatures of earth, it features a mummified dog, dead bears being prepared for taxidermy and a hunter.         

I'd kill to be like you - water

I'd kill to be like you - water

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This is from a mini-series about how we both venerate and denigrate animals. Among a landscape of splendid and fearsome creatures of the sea, it features children playing on a dead shark.    

 

Captain Seddigh

Captain Seddigh

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about men of war and how we are both impressed and frightened by them. It features Captain Seddigh as the man of war.    

Snake

Snake

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about fleshiness. It features wrestlers, a cowboy, sausages, snakes and a dancer. 

Tower of Babel

Tower of Babel

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about the Tower of Babel. It features people working together in an attempt to understand their world and being smitten by God for their efforts.

Axeman

Axeman

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about good and bad manifestations of male aggression. It features a child holding a plant, threatened by a large man with an axe, but protected by a boxer. 

Mother

Mother

Hand-made collage on paper. All images are clipped from National Geographics.

This collage is about loss, fear and poverty. It features a mother sad and worried about her sick child.