Monday, June 3, 2013

Chimera - an illusion?

chi·me·ra also chi·mae·ra  (k-mîr, k-)
1. a. An organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
b. A substance, such as an antibody, created from the proteins or genes of two different species.
2. An individual who has received a transplant of genetically and immunologically different tissue.
3. A fanciful mental illusion or fabrication.
 The term chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe concepts perceived as wildly imaginative or implausible.

This portrait - in very pastel colors - is a fabrication... an illusion, the holder of a secret, a myth. Yeah, I know... she looks like someone else. But she's not.

White with black and grey type, greys, a patterned background and trim in blues and yellow enhances a very simple composition; made of two or more "tissues." Hundreds of separate pieces of junk mail and business cards, grafted together through engineering, glue and bit of paint.

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