14 thoughts on “House of Leaves Labyrinth

    • Good question. I’m not going to lie, I almost picked up a stack of magazines and some scissors and made a hands-on collage instead. I wasn’t sure if it would translate as well if I scanned it in, and I thought it would be easier digitally…it still took a million years.

  1. Cool collage, Megan! Very evocative. My favorite pictures are the shadow alligator (crocodile?) and the ominous print in the lower left hand corner. And for some reason, the two guys mirroring each other with the black and white T-shirts makes me laugh.

    • I can never tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles either Vone, and every time I think I have it figured out I am wrong. Mother Nature definitely has a sense of humor.

      The ominous picture is old wrinkled newsprint, but it looks to me like there is something trying to break out of it…I found it a little creepy myself.

  2. Domesticity and savagery come together in this collage. Buttons next to a viper, puppy next to an alligator — your juxtapositioning is clearly conscious. As our minds begin to try to weave together a narrative, we find that we’re always about to be ambushed by something unexpected. When we expect the warmth of the domestic, it’s interrupted by the savage; when we go looking for horror, we just as often find calm. These two things live so close together in the work you’ve done here that we’re forced to think of them as adjacent. There could be towels and linens in the closet, or there could be……

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14 thoughts on “House of Leaves Labyrinth

    • Good question. I’m not going to lie, I almost picked up a stack of magazines and some scissors and made a hands-on collage instead. I wasn’t sure if it would translate as well if I scanned it in, and I thought it would be easier digitally…it still took a million years.

  1. Cool collage, Megan! Very evocative. My favorite pictures are the shadow alligator (crocodile?) and the ominous print in the lower left hand corner. And for some reason, the two guys mirroring each other with the black and white T-shirts makes me laugh.

    • I can never tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles either Vone, and every time I think I have it figured out I am wrong. Mother Nature definitely has a sense of humor.

      The ominous picture is old wrinkled newsprint, but it looks to me like there is something trying to break out of it…I found it a little creepy myself.

  2. Domesticity and savagery come together in this collage. Buttons next to a viper, puppy next to an alligator — your juxtapositioning is clearly conscious. As our minds begin to try to weave together a narrative, we find that we’re always about to be ambushed by something unexpected. When we expect the warmth of the domestic, it’s interrupted by the savage; when we go looking for horror, we just as often find calm. These two things live so close together in the work you’ve done here that we’re forced to think of them as adjacent. There could be towels and linens in the closet, or there could be……

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