the apple was already eaten

apple anima s

The human body is composed of 206 bones. But sometimes bones fuse, and the body contains less.

One in 200 humans has 13 ribs, but not all of these humans are identical in gender to Eve.

Bones are light.

Flesh lies heavy, uneasy, impermanent. Flesh apologizes for itself, asks to be concealed.

To be light.

anima opens,
immense—like Pandora’s box,
inside singing out

alice neel symbols s

The Poetics theme proposed by Anmol at dVerse is Myths and Legends.  My collage is based on an Alice Neel painting called Symbols,  which I have always found intriguing  and was lucky enough to see in an exhibit in March.  That’s my photo of it above.

symbols (for alice neel) s

I’ve done a collage based on the painting before–the one, above, done in 2010, was a much more literal interpretation.

apple anima center s





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33 responses to “the apple was already eaten”

  1. msjadeli says :

    Potent Potables!

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  2. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Very well done, Kerfe.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    You are looking nice Marta and the symbols are very important in our lives.

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    This made me smile even before I opened the mail;
    Daily digest for Method two madness: the apple was already eaten…

    I wonder what the big glove means? To swat Adam with when he goes for that very well-placed apple?

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the collage art!

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    This made me think of something I saw today. Have you seen this? And then, of course, the question is why haven’t we seen this before?

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  7. robtkistner says :

    I really like this Kerfe! The bones ficus is cool… and the collages are especially terrific. You are a creative soul… 🙂

    I have created some digital collages over the years if your curious. I put a link here if you’re curious, of just erase the link. My collages

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Rob, I’ll take a look. When I first got a computer (I bought it used from a friend) I did a lot of digital work, and then it died, work unsaved. I learned a lesson, but I also never really went back to digital art. I do find I like the manipulation of the materials.


    • memadtwo says :

      Layers…that is an advantage of Photoshop. Nice job.


  8. Claudia McGill says :

    I like your collage never mind symbols, it just looks great. I like that mysterious dark figure skimming across. A lot of mystery.

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  9. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Mematwo’s latest #haibun for #dversepoets!

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