The Jungle, collage on vintage postcard, 2022
Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life.C. G. Jung
As you may know, I don’t generally care to analyze or comment on my own work, but the “machine” theme that appears in many of my collages is of interest to me and, perhaps, worthy of commentary. The machine, or gramophone, in The Jungle, to me, represents a need for order and reason, which is simultaneously functional and self-defeating. We can’t open ourselves up to the great mysteries of life without first embracing chaos. Without disorder, we cannot learn to love the unknown.