Journey

The theme for this weeks challenge over at thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com is Maps.  As it so happens, this particular subject led me UP a path I've been craving to travel........inwards!!!   It's been awhile.

"A moments insight can sometimes be worth a life's experience."  Oliver Wendell Holmes

The areas around the head and arms  disappeared  between the digital layers, becoming a happy 'accident'.  I was going to touch it up, and then realized the spiritual implication.... a perfect metaphor to my contemplation ......the ego melting away in transcendence.

The lovely image of the Traditional Indian dancer is from a magazine.  The grungy bordered background frame is courtesy of skeletalmess.  The map was found on Flickr, as was the beautiful sand dune and sky texture, borrowed from Moosebite, also on Flickr.  

13 comments:

Lizbethem said...

Beautiful collage. Love the idea of the ego melting away...

Christine said...

I like when the art piece says a little more than the usual about the artist. This one seems to do so... Congratulations!

see you there! said...

Great entry for the challenge. I think perhaps an inward journey is the most rewarding of all.

Darla

johanna said...

wonderful idea for this theme, really like it!

Lori Saul said...

Love the wonderful exotic and ethnic imagery- such inspired journeys!

Judy said...

Very exotic, love the red against the b/g, makes your piece 'pop!'

Taluula said...

A lovely interpretation to take an inward journey. Wonderful.

Kaylene said...

Well done.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

This is absolutely stunning--both the images and the thought behind it. Beautiful work!

indybev said...

What a lovely addition to our collection of maps for this week's challenge. Beautifully done. I hope your inward journey is successful!! Thanks for sharing.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, I love this.

barefoot muse said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments!! Greatly appreciated. I'm enjoying myself immensely through this group.
xo

JenW!~ said...

great work and love the idea behind.