2011 Portfolio: Documentation

For my work this year, I’ve been mulling documentation. It’s been a career for me (software and technical editing), a source of inspiration (my genealogy research), and pervasive in our lives. Plus, I just like the look of it in a composition.

Imprinted: Digital collage (c) 2011 Liz Ruest Once again, I used photographs to build up colorful textures and then used those colors as my palette. The results still vary along a printmaking continuum, which makes me happy. The photographic sources range from early trips to France, a recent holiday to England, and a quick visit to Québec City this spring.

This year, I’m experimenting with printing on metal! The light reflection from aluminum does justice to these pieces. I’ll be printing a few for display at the artEAST gallery in Issaquah, and can entertain requests for custom prints as well. I have samples with me, if you’d like to see the effect.

To see the whole body of work, choose 2011 Portfolio from the View menu. For other printing options (cards, framed prints, canvas), see my portfolio at RedBubble, which includes a calendar again.

I’d love to hear what you think about the work and theme. What pieces of documentation from your life would you like to preserve?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and leave a comment. I love the texture and depth of your work. Your process is so complex and the finished pieces must be stunning in person. I love your theme and I love how you take the idea of documenting life to a whole new level. I always document with photographs that sit in a book gathering dust. Thank you.

    Best
    Kathleen

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