Monday, May 24, 2010

Metamorphosis/ Kafka


Metamorphosis/ Kafka, originally uploaded by moonwild.

It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.


This assemblage was inspired by the works of Franz Kafka. I created the work on a antique book cover. I use various embellishments such as part of a old ruler, a tiny copper hand, old schoolroom scissors, a image of Kafka famed in a rusty found metal piece. A little sltoid tin with a cut window houses a hand-painted faux beetle represent Metamorphosis. A glass orb and a line from the above quote is on the bottom of the work.
I also used paint and inks to further embellish the work.

3 comments:

Limar said...

Awesome piece! Love all the details :)

Moonwild Gardens said...

Thanks! It was a fun piece to create!

frogwarts said...

I really like this piece...reminds me of sitting on a bench in the Nuerenberg Stadtpark reading Kafka and Hesse. The choice of blue seens perfect to the subject! Love it! - Carol