Friday, March 21, 2014


Hello again! I have completed my second collage for the Efflorescence series, although you might say it fits perfectly with the Simulations series as well. The piece shown below is titled "Allure":

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16in. x 16in. photo collage
Series : Efflorescence

As you can tell, I used a single White Moth Orchid as the subject for the piece, (perfect for the start of Spring!) I love how the soft and delicate curves of the orchid pair well with the female face. Orchid's have been known to be symbolic of many female traits, such as fertility and beauty. When combining the female and the orchid together, I believe it results in an eerily strange and beautiful hybrid of the two.

Unlike most of my other collages, "Allure" was fairly simple to construct because I only used 6 individual cut-out pieces total. To view a detailed shot of how each piece is layered onto the image, click on the image below. 

Thanks everyone, I'll post again soon!

All Images © Alexandra Bellissimo 2014