I knew the collage I was working on, using the imagery from the shadow photos that I took of me and the sheep, was really two separate pieces.
When I cut them apart, their meanings became clear to me. In this collage, I see the integrated self.
There’s the younger more self-conscious me next to the older self. There’s the ghost of growth and change. And we are all surrounded by the sheep, the familiars who aid in the transformation.
A work in progress, we all reside in the same space.
I wrote on my blog about the other half of the collage called “I Belong To Me“. I can see now they are both about transformation. Maybe it’s the subliminal effect my artist residency is having on me made visible in the work I’m doing during it.