Under Surveillance

“Under Surveillance” is an original, handcut paper collage on 5×7 matboard.

There’s a lot going on in this little piece. It started with the girls in their Mondrian-inspired color block dresses. I knew I wanted to do something fun with their heads, so I found some old technology. An old movie camera, a reel-to-reel, along with an old slide projector gave me the idea that these girls were recording everything around them. Add the front door, in red, with a brass letter slot, and I had thoughts of their surveillance reaching inside our homes. To stop that, and to protect ourselves, I added the “Do Not Enter” sign, also in red.

Not meant as a political statement, or a “1984” revision, this piece is striking in its color palette and could definitely be a conversation-starter!