Belgium-based duo artists Katarzyna & Marcin Owczarek submitted us these wonderful surreal Animal Collages. Telling stories is a part of their photography project based on surrealistic imagery. The ongoing mixed-media series of collages, titled “My Hearth is An Animal” brings elaborate compositions combining human and animal elements. The duo employ animal characters in human settings, often in a social and spiritual context. Each creature brings to life beautiful and original symbolism and emotional values.
“An intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body. Supernal Wisdom that transcends, orders and vitalizes all of creation.
” We are all connected, people, animals, nature…as a one living organism. In every human being there is a piece of animal instincts and in every animal there is a piece of human being: soul, feelings, emotions, fragility. Animals show human emotions. Our observations reveal beauty, sometimes it is found in the unconventional way. For this reason our whole work deals with the relationship between Man and Nature, in particular with animals. Our artworks are both planned and subconscious. Sometimes it is deliberate observation, sometimes just like a dream half remembered.
Strange encounters at the edge of perception. We create imaginary landscapes and we invite the viewer to immerse themselves into a world of dreams and mystery to see the reality in diverse ways.”