Hello darkness, my old friend


Nicole Ronald-Jones

Hello darkness, my old friend

Mixed media box diorama

25 cm x 36 cm x 10 cm


“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
~ Simon and Garfunkel, 1964

My brain can be a chaotic place, an ever-evolving, continuous thought stream. At times, crushing and dark, others, effusive and light. Introverted at heart, putting myself out there creatively is intimidating. Working in mixed media reflects these many facets. My piece is a quiet pause along the way. Like me, it is dark but whimsical, incorporating woodworking, weaving, photography, and acrylic painting in a box diorama. Do not be afraid of the dark, or someone who exists in it. Sit for a moment, and find the peace. The light always returns.”

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Posted on

April 22, 2022