Above is an assemblage by Joseph Cornell, the New Yorker who was a genius at bringing together ephemera, and producing assemblage art in a time when the genre wasn’t really considered as art. A collector extraordinaire,inspired by the surrealists and dedicated to the care of his brother whom he cared for and who sadly died early from his condition of cerebral palsy, this gentleman produced items that inspired a new generation of artists and writers, and well, just people. His work inhabits the hinterland between the reality we live in, and the dreams we have, the inner realities that can sustain and sometimes seem more meaningful than the exterior lives we lead. And that is why I love him. And that is why that love propelled me to produce my own small tribute to him. A mixture of images from some of his work mixed with my own journeys into unreality.