This most recent piece, called Diving the Depths of Communication, is a collage done on Strathmore 500 bristol board, using maps and engraved illustrations from old discarded books. The media used includes liquid acrylic inks, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, and Pitt artist brush markers. The image is 5″ by 5″ square.
This collage process has developed in response to having less time to devote to create endeavors. I wanted to find a way to explore my artwork in similar ways as before but in a less time-intensive way. Using collage elements combined with the immediacy of the brush markers has been working well for me lately. I’m sure, as time allows, I will still pursue other creative process, such as those I use in the Alchemy Notebook, but for now this is providing me a quick way to keep my creativity moving forward.