collage portraits


Deconstructed Nature Portraits, Vicki Rawlins

Chicago-based artist Vicki Rawlins constructs whimsical portraits of enigmatic, legendary women using flowers, greenery, sand and other organic objects. These unconventional works of art are captivating not only for their creativity but also for their ephemeral journey to creation and destruction. Rawlins has prints available of her works at

‘Things Behind The Sun’

Collage collaboration: started by  Julia Lillard  and finished by Pascal Verzijl

 © 2017

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in Ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition. Often taken to symbolize introspection, the eternal return (resurrection/immortality) and cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. It unites and harmonizes opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph.