Forbidden Territory

“Let us not lose sight of the fact that the idea of Surrealism aims quite simply at the total recovery of our psychic force by a means which is nothing other than the dizzying descent into ourselves, the systematic illumination of hidden places and the progressive darkening of other places, the perpetual excursion into the midst of forbidden territory, and that there is no real danger of its activities coming to an end so long as man still manages to distinguish an animal from a flame or a stone”

André Breton, Manifestoes of Surrealism

The next phase of my Surrealistic Fineliner Sketching course is to develop some different ideas, using various techniques that the tutor suggests, that essentially boil down to combining two or more different concepts into an image.

The ideas I have ended up with are:

Spiders on fire

Teapots crawling around on fingers

Snowmen with lightbulb heads

Fleshy and hairy violin

Snails with museums and historic houses on their backs

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