Tuesday, November 4, 2008


All Adults Must Be Accompanied by a Child. 18 x 24"

This montage image was stimulated by the idea that all of us, no matter how old, carry elements of our childhood with us, and that people's personalities are at least in part, formed by our early preferences, abilities, and environment. It is in its depiction of various symbols, a metaphoric montage about life.

This particular montage departed somewhat from my Women's Heritage theme, because it relates to people in general, of different genders and cultural and ethnic backgrounds and not specifically about women. It has similarities with the earlier piece shown, The Homecoming, both because it deals with ideas about childhood, and in the way the images are presented, with an architectural structure forming the background for various associations.

Executing the ideas in this piece was a lot of fun, and I hope the humor is conveyed to the viewer by the suggestions about the people in it. Sometimes the humor is a little grim, I admit, and it slides over into the genre of social commentary. But overall, viewing the piece can be entertaining, and the final conclusions are totally up to the viewer.

I welcome comments and feedback about this piece, and especially how others respond to it.

Images and writing are the sole Copyright of Ruth Zachary, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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