This collage was done a few years ago. I could never put the meaning into words. It was based on the emotions, feelings, and spiritual pondering of that time. When I asked my husband, Bob, what he thought it wasn’t very flattering. That is okay and rather funny to me but part of me wanted more of a validation. My son and daughter came across it the other day so I asked them what they “saw”. This is what Jennifer offered:
“This piece looks like a ship on a course. I see imagination, quiet, peace but mystery…a personal collection on a journey.
In view of taking care of your mind and you life’s course, it looks like a ship – I liken each us to an individual ship that we have to protect, do upkeep and maintain daily. We need to navigate with purpose. Our ship is where we harbor our imagination, aspirations, beliefs, emotions, collected knowledge, “ourselves”. It deserves our protection and our diligence and it’s where we develop our purpose and individuality.
Sometimes we let others steer our ship, or influence our navigation – that’s where who we trust and admire matters!
Sometimes we take on loads for others – that’s where it is important to know how much extra cargo we can handle.
Sometimes we go on journeys on our own – which is necessary.
Sometimes we dock to refresh – and this choice is important, location, location, location!
I’ve been hardcore parenting young adults lately, can you tell?”
So, my friends, Jennifer put words to those emotions & thoughts of so long ago. Jason took the collage for his office hopefully using it to speak to the young people he encounters on a daily basis. And Bob, well he is probably very glad that this particular collage took a different course…
What do you see?