I love pushing the image to the edge so that it becomes something else beyond the photographic representation of the scene. This reminds me of a blueprint or some kind of data imagery. Enjoy and thanks for visiting!
I’m really enjoying making these photo collages. This one was inspired by a podcast I was listening to about the value of living in or near nature. The background is a cityscape I made in Seattle and the photograph layered over it is of a brilliant winter-red tree I photographed by a lake in Colorado. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting!
I printed this image on vellum a while ago, intending to use it in an encaustic piece. This is the third in a series using this pair of hands. I mounted the photograph over several layers of encaustic medium, fusing in between layers to create a smooth surface. I used wallpaper stamps to create the lacy cuffs, filling in the depressions with purple encaustic oil sticks. I painted the fingernails with crimson wax and then carved a lacy ring on a finger. This was also filled in with an oil stick: orange/gold this time. The entire piece was then coated with a final 2 layers of medium, carefully fusing in between so as not to move around the oils too much.
I like the final effect: the white, white hands with the red, red polish remind me of my mother's hands in the 1960's. Thanks for visiting!