Communion, showing Fall 2016
Communion is a series of images loosely based on myth, folklore, and fairy tales. None of the images is meant to illustrate any known tale but rather to provide the viewer with a starting point for his/her own imagination and storytelling process.
The vignettes are created by first hand-painting each element of the scene in watercolor, with no underdrawing. I then photograph the element and use software to isolate it as a discrete unit that can be combined with other elements to create a scene. This method allows me to stockpile elements to be re-used and reassembled in new configurations to create new vignettes, almost like having a troupe of actors to whom I can assign new roles in new plays. As I move forward with this project, I will continue to add new elements to my inventory to expand the narrative possibilities.
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