© 2007 kelly angard
Neo: You could say that.
Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that’s not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?
(from The Matrix)
God, I love the line, “it’s there like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.” Such a great metaphor which I think speaks to the truth that lies deep inside each of us…
I decided to put my own twist on this week’s SP instead of using an online tool because “The Matrix” is where I felt I’ve been lately…To get this effect, I scanned my abstract illustration (see below) and opened it in Photoshop (along with my b&w SP). I pasted the illustration in a new layer over the photo and then selected “overlay” before tweaking the opacity of the illustration. I then erased areas of the illustration before flattening the layers.