Through Her Eyes

Through Her Eyes

About joeart27

Born in New Mexico, travelled the world with family and settled in Australia. I love my wife, spirit, music, writing, photography, photoshop and nature. We are all one. View all posts by joeart27

20 responses to “Through Her Eyes

  • pearlz

    I find your collages very inspiring, and they encourage me to work harder on my own.

  • annesquared

    I cannot get this image out of my mind. Your work is amazing, I appreciate it. But this one has grabbed me! May I reblog it please?

    • joeart27

      Thank you anne, i would love for you to reblog “Through Her Eyes”. It was created a few days a go for my beautiful daughter (she passed two years ago, she was 19 years old) May she continue to bring light to eyes in this world.

  • annesquared

    Reblogged this on Anne Squared and commented:
    This picture “Through Her Eyes” has captured my heart and soul. Joe, the artist who made this in memory of his daughter, is incredibly talented. He has graciously allowed me to post this picture from his blog. Please take a look, I don’t think you will be disappointed. Thank you, Joe.

    • joeart27

      Many thanks Anne for your thoughtful words and for sharing this with others. We build a life around a hole we will never fill. Tonight I will walk across the bridge of your kindness.

  • annesquared

    I will think of your daughter when I look at the picture – a promise. I have 2 children in that age range and can only imagine the size of the hole. Building a bridge across makes sense, rather than trying to fill it.
    Beginner question about your artwork, I hope you don’t mind – I understand the collage concept. The end result is digital. Does it also have the option of print? (I live in a digital world of data and graphs.)
    I don’t want to detract from your blog, but I would like a little more information. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • joeart27

      It’s a great question. The collages are all created at hi res (300dpi) and large format (60cm x 45cm) specifically for print. They can be printed on all sorts of materials including silks and canvas. I have never tried to sell a collage but I am thinking of an exhibition down the track and selling “limited” prints.

      • annesquared

        Please let me know if you do decide to print your work. You sure sound like you know what you are talking about. To me, it reads like a foreign language. I can manage the basics of MS products and mapping software provided if the printers are all hooked up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RowanGalahadria

    I love the art of collage, and this piece honouring your daughter, who most certainly must have been a bright and lovely soul, is spectacular. Thank you for sharing such a heart-felt work of art with us.


    • joeart27

      Thank you Rowan. Our stories are similar in that my daughter was also diagnosed with bipolar. She hated the medication(s) and stopped taking it. The darkness got too much for her, she had tried really hard to be OK, and she decided to end the pain. I pray that your boys can find a way to enjoy the simple things that we all take for granted. They are braver than we will ever know.

      • RowanGalahadria

        Oh dear… My heart to you, Joe. It seems I’m often finding parents of teens diagnosed with bipolar whose battles were ended by choice made by our war-weary, unmedicated loved ones. My son is still wrestling with it, this being his “flying high” season.

        Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Mine will also be yours as you continue to heal from the loss of your daughter and bring light to others through your creativity and sharing.

        ~ Rowan

  • Lynne Ayers

    I really like the composition of this. And having read the poignancy behind it, it lives even more. I wish I knew how to work with layers … I have never been able to figure it out. Perhaps I should persist. Your collages are beautiful.

    • joeart27

      Thank you Lynne. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment. Layers are wonderful, they provide unlimited options when working with lots of images (collage). I hope that you persevere! When you paste an image in Photoshop it automatically creates a new layer. Select the layer (layers panel) and reduce the opacity… this creates a “double exposure”. Then you can play with resizing, and best of all… layer effects like “overlay” etc. Next you can try layer masking (amazing with a linear gradient!) I could go on forever… I love Photoshop ๐Ÿ™‚

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