These birch trees seemed menacing, somehow, as we walked along with our dog in Marymoor Park. Undoubtedly meant to keep all of us, two-legged and four, on the path! The green background I used here is built from the concrete texture and vines near the entrance to my house. When layered in this composition, it adds to the impenetrable look of the forest. The white foreground is created, against type, from some the texture of old stone buildings in Carcassonne in France. Though not from nature, they also portray the concept of a barrier.

Digital collage art by Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2010 Liz Ruest, 10 layers
Part of the 2010: Growth series


Exhibited at Sightline, Seattle, 2010

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