“Cauldrons bubble, broomsticks twitch; what a night to be a witch!” – Rusty Fischer
At home and in work, I created a very simple Halloween themed photo-booth. I took inspiration from vintage Halloween photographs of pin-up girls from the 1940’s and 50’s.
Some large white sheets, a stool, paper cut outs, a witches hat and a broom stick were the materials that I used to create this scene.
I also used an app called ‘Pixlr’ to alter some of the photographs afterwards.
We created ‘Incy’ as part of my arts program in EVE Estuary. She is created entirely from recycled materials. Her legs are metal florescent light fixtures, her body is a yoga ball cover in material and her head is bike helmet. Initially I wanted the spider to be able to support herself while standing upright, however I miss judged the strength of the materials so we ended up suspending her from the ceiling inside.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” – Morticia Addams
Sometimes I am open to taking meaning from signs and symbols in my daily life and other times I find it hard to muster up the enthusiasm to delve a little deeper.
As of late, the spider has been cropping up a good bit for me and I decided to explore the possible meanings further.
By tuning into life’s little signs I force myself to take some time out and reflect.
The spider is a strong symbol of feminine energy and creativity in the animal kingdom. She is independent, a weaver of her own life. She is dark, yet creates light. Balance and patience are key to her existence.
Inspiration can definitely be found through embracing the spider as my spirit animal at the moment.
Last but by no means least, I made a giant eye ball. This was created (once again) entirely from recycled material. I found the glass ball in a skip, a good few years ago, outside a restaurant that was being renovated. It was an old ceiling light. I removed the original electrical fixture, inserted my own lamp and pasted on a print of an iris.
I am a changeling like the seasons,
I tend the fire of transformation,
I drink the water of creation.
© All photos shown have been taken by Rachel Kiernan and are not to be used without permission.