I love metaphors and the symbolism used to convey their messages. Although the majority of my work is extremely literal, I occassionally create a piece that is more than meets the eye.
To give you better understanding of what I am talking about, I’ve decided to give you a deeper look into some of the symbolic meaning behind this collage.
In this piece, an egg which usually denotes a developing embryo, instead represents an idea in its early stages of development, before it has reached a distinctively recognizable form.
The nest is a metaphor for the mind, which contains and shelters all ideas and inspiration.
Anything delivering and/or giving birth to these ideas and inspiration, such as words, music, etc. are symbolized by the black bird.
Hope you enjoyed taking a peek inside my head.
“Nesting” by Tatiana
Collage on canvas
12″ x 12″