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Mind & Ego

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I set up and created this piece using my jacket, a ziploc bag, canola oil, hairspray, oregano, italian seasoning, cocoa, a dead leaf I found under a bridge about a quarter mile from my house and a seedpod I found by a stream on a walk through Jersey.

The seed represents the mind and the leaf represents the ego at the time of our deaths. The ziploc bag is the much needed separation between the two.

The seedpod is healthy throughout. The seedpod is able to give life even when it is dead and abandoned. The leaf has a short and insignificant life in relation to the life cycle of the tree. The seed can create an entire forest while the tree wouldn’t even notice if just one leaf fell from it’s tree; in fact the tree sheds all leaves during the colder months much like people shedding their ego’s during difficult times.

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Written by Michael Donovan

15/04/2009 at 11:26 pm

Posted in art, Life

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  1. this is something I’ve been wanting to explore for awhile- creating the art specifically to exist for the photo. Bravo. 🙂

    CarlyErin

    17/04/2009 at 3:58 pm

    • Thanks! I am digging “inside” the photos finally. It was a big step and a huge maturing process for me.

      michaeldonovan

      18/04/2009 at 8:45 pm


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