11/04/2013 06:50 pm ET

Bruce Helander on the ImageBlog

Garden Discovery, 2012, Original paper collage on museum board, 22 ¾ x 13 in.
--Originally from a McCall’s magazine cover (July 1920); the background voyeur discovers a garden of surreal flowers in an unbalanced repeat pattern constructed from a lady’s hat, arms and neck. Altered flower shapes evoke a distant enticing female sexuality, like a forbidden fruit for the taking.