Hidden Tears, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 90 x 90 x 3 cm.
Inspired by the screen legend Marilyn Monroe, in this collage I wanted to experiment with colour and to try using a street art “pop” style depiction to create a darker mood. I see a sadness behind the eyes of Marilyn Monroe which reflects so often in todays society and the “selfie” culture where we portray an image to the outside world which doesn’t necessarily convey who we are and what we are feeling. It is almost a mask. Hidden Tears has been created using acrylic paints and torn magazine collage. There are images of Marilyn Monroe hidden within the collage. Hidden Tears measures 90 x 90 x 3 cm and is coated in a satin varnish.