Friday, January 14, 2011

Black Swan

When I saw the movie Black Swan I knew virtually next to nothing about it and went in with a completely open mind. After I saw it I was blown away, and the idea of duality really stuck with me. The film was one thing, but as my Back Swan Brethren sisters know, there is a deeper meaning in the black swan, or black swan moment. The first pages are more of an ode to the film. I loved the illustrated movie posters and printed one for my journal, but I wanted to incorporate it somehow. So I added other images as well as text from the film, and by the end it felt a little like how I imagined the inside of Nina's mind. The second spread holds it's place in my pirate journal. This one loosely represents the contradictions and dualities within all of us. It was fun working on opposites in it's simplest forms.


  1. fantastic pages Jessica!! this subject matter has been weighing heavy on many as of lately it seems. Love seeing how you handled the subject.

    BTW: Congrats on your pages published in real life journals! I just got my copy yesterday and was thrilled to see your book in there!

  2. Thanks Lisa. These pages were actually a lot of fun for me, they came about very fluidly. I am glad you spotted my work in Real Life Journals, it is so exciting to see my work in print!

  3. I don't know much about the film even yet, but I am very interested in seeing it now! It's gotten a lot of interest and good reviews...very curious. I really like your pages. ~K