An original collage by Miles Purvis Daniel.
Artwork measures 36" x 36" x 1.5"
Fabric, book pages, original painting, and mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas
”When I first started making face collages I was struggling with unknown health issues that I couldn’t get a clear answer on. I now realize that depression was at play. I was in a place where I was feeling completely frazzled internally, but had to be put together on the outside to my family, friends, and clients. I remember I couldn't sleep one night so I went into my studio and just started creating. I had a closet full of clothes that no longer fit but I couldn’t bring myself to part with them yet. There, in that early morning hour, I decided to cut the clothes up and attempt to make a face that was a reflection of my emotions at the time, chaotic yet pulled together. That night was the start of a pivotal body of work in my career and has helped me cope and work through continued times of darkness. Especially now, in times like this, it is important to remember that in dark times, amazing things can come.” - Miles Purvis Daniel