This collage is from a series of collages I created titled Optical Delusions. I was looking at how women are represented in the media, particularly magazines. I combined words and images with colour and marks attempting to make a visual poem, one that can be read on more than one level. Although the image appears colourful on the surface if you look closer it contains a darker message, revealing the transience of physical beauty, nostalgia and the sadness of getting older.
Collage, acrylic, graphite, colour pencils, ink, nail varnish, powdered ink