Friday, June 7, 2013


I've had people ask if I'd ever tried to work with faces in this method of making art... so I decided to try some. It was fun to go back to more traditional collage compositions, combining photos and illustration. I decided to tap into my collection of cloud photos and combine those with some black and white photos of family members. The girl is my aunt as a child; since all the women in my family love wildlife, I chose to add the bird illustrations to her piece. The boy is my father-in-law as a wee lad. As an adult, he was an Explorer Scout leader and the operating engineer of an office building in the Chicago Loop, so I added the compass for scouting hikes and the pencil lines for the engineer. Both are 8"W x 10"H.