Connections - My Collage and The Met


   

Walking hurriedly through The Metropolitan Museum in NYC, cutting through the Egyptian wing, I suddenly recognise a sculpture, which forces me to abruptly stop and turn around.

Behold! I am standing before the actual sculpture featured in my own artists book of collages. I appropriated the image from a 1980's Sotheby's Art at Auction catalogue and with the aid of my trusty scalpel fitted on to it a bikini, now shared with a cosmetic surgery advert.

Ironically, I have melded the male torso of a High General from the fourth century BC with a female model of the twenty first century, this must speak volumes about the muscularity of modern women as the paring doesn't appear mismatched. 

This is exactly the kind of random connection, joining of dots, that really excites me. 

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