Description Allegory of the artist and his/her companion. The boy touches slightly the butterfly's delicate wings and they tear accidentally. He says 'Unintentionally is my specialty'. The butterfly consoles the boy and takes comfort in saying 'Suffering is my muse'. Color Palette: golden yellow, rust orange and brown tones. Technique: mixed media (photo, photomanipulation, collage, digital painting). The size of the original is 35.4 in x 27.6 in (90x70cm).
Ina Mar, Munich, Germany Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement In 2001 I created my first experimental series called "Lightcurves", where I transformed the body into landscape through lighting effects and accessory objects. Since 2001, I have been exploring the notion of metamorphosis and hybridism, mixing media and transforming the representational into abstract, through lighting effects, shooting techniques (such as "traveling" of the camera) or photomanipulation.
My more recent works explore surrealism and the irrationality of dreams and emotions, using a mixed technique: photo, photomanipulation, pencil or ink drawing on paper, paper collage, digital painting... I don't use stock images - my material is "home made": I use my own digital photographs, vintage objects, drawings and textures, collected through years of travels. Most of the fonts are "home made" too - handwritten or "recomposed" using fragments of old letters and notes.
Favourite subjects: the human body, the human mind and the natural environment.
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