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Mappings of the Interior: Microcosm Series

Lisa Stewart

Using what is exterior to allegorically mirror the interior, the works in this series take fragments from the macrocosm of the Universe to magnify the microcosm of ‘the self’.

The collages manifest as a form of cosmographic self portraiture: expanding outwards in a process of excavation that explores and maps interior labyrinths. The collages re-order found imagery from the past in an attempt to unravel the present and capture fleeting sensations or inexplicable instances within the subconscious mind.

Microcosm 10839 (Thawing Equanimity), collage on kappa board, 140 x 100cm, 2016
Microcosm 10910 (Contesting the Centre), collage on kappa board, 200 x 210xm, 2016

Microcosm 12407 (Freezing and Thawing), collage on kappa board, 70 x 100cm, 2020

Microcosm 10918 (Balancing Polarities), collage on kappa board, 70 x 100cm, 2016