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Carmen Kennedy

Half Buddha Sees the Whole

Metal print of collage, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017, and wreaked havoc for so many. For my own sanity, I focused on beauty. I created collages and had them printed on metal. This collage includes an image of a haloed hare looking back at an image of a fish (painted by Kelly Fearing) who is swimming toward what could be the sunken ruins of a statue of the Buddha. Like most of my collages, I begin by creating a background or environment and then selecting the images that I think belong in that environment.