Fragments from an Apotropaic Golem
photocopy collage on paper
12 x 16 in.
Part of a four part collection, this collage is made of photocopies of geodes, gems and rock formations. An imagined precursor to the lens, the gemstone “eye” of some of the golems evokes both a watchful camera and an apotropaic evil eye. Applied in layers, some of the collages cover a photocopied images of gardener crouched amidst plants, with shards of rock, gem and earth filling in for human limbs, and surveillance cameras taking over for human eyes and mind.