I’ve been making collages for years, enjoying the creative process, content to decipher the mysteries of my subconscious upon completion of my work. Even after several years I’ll look at a collage differently, understand something more from the arrangement of photos that some higher force enacts through me. The layers, depth of meaning and significance that I find in these photo-inspired pieces never fail to surprise me.
This one, created in a bit of a frenzy last night, is destined for the Wealth & Mo$ey area of my new place in Barcelona. I’ve done a few before in this fashion, following certain colour, symbol, animal and material guidelines; I already have collages for the Helping Hands, Relationships and Family areas. This is the fourth of my Feng Shui themed collages created to date.
The Wealth & Money area in our rooms/houses is associated with more than just financial security – it’s also about our personal definitions of success, abundance and what it means to live a rich, full life.
In general, the following is recommended for the Wealth & Money area:
– wood and wood art
– images of wealth & financial success
– clear & moving water
– colours: purple, gold, green
– animals: dragons, frogs, lucky cats
– chinese coins
– laughing Buddhas with big bellies
Some of these elements I used more so than others, for some I did not find the right images and so left them out all together. Most importantly, I made sure to include personal concepts and hidden motifs of abundance and well-being.