Life is a Collage (New Poem by Polly Castor with Artwork)

Life is a Collage (New Poem by Polly Castor with Artwork)
Life is a collage, poem by Polly Castor By my Spirit (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor

Life is a Collage

Life is a collage
of bits and pieces,
some large and dominating,
others innocuous spattered washes
showing through to layers underneath.
Some sections are dark
with random or deliberate
pops of light,
while others are clear
with slashes of intensity.
Drippy rivulets offset dry brush marks,
subtlety mocks the shock of contrast,
while those cheery dots
and that jazzy pattern
brighten it all up.
What tugs you onward and what recedes?
Are the colors warm or cool?
Is there a strong focal point,
breathing space versus density of action,
or compliments causing it to vibrate?
Your scraps define you,
so take care to use
only the ones you like,
but more it is
how you put them together.
How do they synthesize and combine?
What do you bring forward and highlight
and what do you cover up as a substrate?
Are there varying sizes of elements?
Do you resonate with and utilize
circular shapes or straight lines?
What is the overall feeling you exude?
What does the composition
that is your life
add up to
and convey?

Polly Castor

Independently Intertwined (acrylic collage) by Polly Castor


Blue Grid (acrylic collage) by Polly Castor


Lunar Calm (acrylic collage) by Polly Castor


Alliance (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor


Doo Wop (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor


Fingerprint of Destiny (acrylic collage) by Polly Castor


Qi  (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor


Satisfied (monoprint collage) by Polly Castor
I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John+gregory 2 years ago

    Vibrant and beautiful….what I seek out of life…,

  2. Sue Krevitt 2 years ago

    …and what you….ARE….John.

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