This work is part of a small series of collages made by the artist using images taken from contemporary magazines. In this case, the sepia-toned image that she has chosen shows a young couple, underneath the title "OUT OF THE BLUE". It was taken from "True Confessions" magazine – which often featured romantic stories and accompanying images. According to the artist, these stories ultimately culminated in the "female falling victim to her own temporary lust and then, inevitably, regretting the act."
Within the image, the female rests her hand on the man’s shoulder while avoiding his gaze and directing her face towards the viewer. Meanwhile, the man looks directly into her face and also rests his hand on her shoulder. Two cigarette burns have been made on the photograph on the area where the woman’s eyes would have been located and colour cut-outs of eyes from a cosmetic advert in "Woman’s Own" have been added in their place, along with a large cut-out of a mouth.
- Artwork Details: 8.5 x 10.3cm
- Material description: collage
- Credit line: © the artist
- Medium: Collage
- Accession number: ACC25/2007