Besides motherhood, this story seems (to me) to be about doorways and the insouciance of children. There’s something about it that keeps me making these very simple compositions with only one or two images. I keep trying to make it more complex and layered, but when I do it all looks like a muddle to me and again I’m reduced to the child and the universe.
Doorways to me are about choice. Do we pass through them or pass them by? Do we slam them shut or fling them open? Where do they lead?
Krishna’s mouth offers infinite possibility.
In fairy tales doorways generally lead one into a different reality, another kingdom, an alternative universe. Portals challenge us to change – our minds, our attitudes, our perceptions and assumptions. Change is at the heart of all fairy tales. And change is the core of the life force. Someone once told me,”Change or die!” I took her advice, and the new growth deriving from the changes I made continues to thrive and grow to this day. I think my collage says- “Don’t be afraid. Look at me. I’m a child, yet I step out without fear.
I think the name of this piece is, And a Child Shall Lead Them.