OM.2008.018 - Eva Eun-Sil Han - Belgium - Touche - 2007 - collage on paper - 9x12 inches
This is a antique book illustration with collage elements. The work takes on a surrealistic dynamic from the artist cleverly turning the illustration upside down and using the plume of smoke as if a billowing sleeve for the female hand element thus deemphisizng the gravity of the landscape and increasing the spiritual aspect by the hand materializing out of the smoke gently touching the opening of a rose. Perhaps a comment on a female twist of Michaelangelo's famous scene of God touching the hand of Adam, infusing him with life. The rose in this case representing Eve perhaps.