Luck and Omen – photomontage – © 2018 – Howard Faxon
This work is not a part of any series. I construct these kind of images from my photographs and the photographs contain what is around me. I mix the birds in my yard, the plants in my yard, the insects or spiders, and things in my house. What I see every day affects me without my knowledge. It colors my day so to speak. An image though, can be analyzed in the open.
Is it lucky or is it a warning? A black bird might be either, a coin on a neck chain is lucky, and a thistle is also up for grabs. A warm background color and branches lifting up are promising and a spider is icky. As we walk around each day most of what we see is not noticed really. So, when something sticks out it strikes us. Is it lucky to see a black bird? Did the wind just change? Did a spider pass by? … Was it luck or was it an omen?