Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My love has eyes -- a new collage

This piece is based on a vintage photo of actress Susan Hayward, overpainted and combined with text from a vintage novel.

It's a bigger format than I usually work in for collage (it's 8" x 10") but I've been feeling the urge to spread out a bit :)

I love working with early examples of glamour photography -- reworking them, simplifying them to their essence. A strong image can be reduced almost infinitely, and I enjoy playing with different parts of an image -- making one part flatter, one part more defined.

This work is currently for sale at my ArtFire store.

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