We Are One

November 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm | Posted in Art Studio, Considering Ideas | Leave a comment
Tags: ,
Unity by Joan Desmond 2016

©2016, Joan Desmond, Unity.

I used the color purple symbolically here to represent unity, enlightenment, wisdom, and spirituality.

Opposites Attract

May 16, 2008 at 9:04 am | Posted in Art Studio, Mask Collage Series | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Mandarin Fox

For several months this past winter two gray foxes visited in the evening. One has lived alone around here for years, and at some point completely lost his tail. He’s a strange sight, like discovering a new animal species. The new fox is smaller and sports a long, lush tail. I’m hoping it’s a vixen.

As the design work on the collages continued, a thin story thread dangled in front of me. The collages became more symmetrical in design and more symbolic. Masks are symbolic. Look at the symbol and there is often another level of masking underneath. The collage animals all represent certain character traits but there’s also a color-wheel relationship between the bull & the fox.

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: