Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What Remains

I made this digital collage after reading a wonderful poem by Phillip Ellis called, "A Villanelle on Loss". The poem was very inspiring; specifically these two verses:

"...My heart, discoloured by stains,
is seemingly about to stall,
barely leached by ten years of rains.

Memories haunt, as ghosts of pains
long gone; through rooms and halls
ten years gone, an ache remains."

I thought this grungy background was a good representation of the heart discolored by stains. The damaged filmstrip and the ghostly doll at the broken window serve as the haunted memories.

I found these wonderful Photoshop brushes at:

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