This collage is typical of an instance where I was inspired by a picture. I found this old sepia toned picture amongst my stash of vintage photos. It’s two little girls all bundled up for the cold and they are standing inside a wrought iron, fenced yard. The story that popped into my head was that they are in an orphanage and that they were always together for many years until one day one of them was adopted and they vowed, tearfully, that no matter what distance separated them, they would always remain, in their hearts, “forever friends”. The printed material behind and under the photo is in another language. Probably Russian or Polish. There is a little metal charm from a European hotel, a foreign postage stamp, a leaf and a key, which I love to use in my artwork because keys can represent so many things. What do you think it meant to these little orphans….