The focal point for this work came from a stroll through the Arboretum in Seattle. The teal background texture was built up from individual photographs of stone and glacial water, superimposed with textures, while the brown foreground was created from shots of stone, bark, pine cones, and needles — as if the essence of that color. The superimposition of those textures with the tree as the go-between has a batik effect that pleases me.

Digital collage of tree and texture

Digital collage © 2010 Liz Ruest, 19 layers
From the 2010: Growth series


Exhibited at Sightline, Seattle, 2010
Exhibited at Lakemont Starbucks, Bellevue, 2011
Exhibited at Trees for Life, Scotland, 2011
Signed, limited edition 9″x6″ print on metallic paper: private collection
Signed 14″x11″ custom print on aluminum: private collection

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  1. Dawn says:

    These are gorgeous, Liz! I love where you’re going with tis. Or maybe I should say “where you’ve come”.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Wow Lizzy, I love Misted! It is beautiful!!

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