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One of the many reasons I love Europe: the castles! Doune Castle in Scotland stands out as a well-preserved example; it’s no wonder that it’s been used as a filming location. When I see it on screen, I can’t help but squeal “I’ve been there!” to anyone in earshot. Enjoy my ode to Doune.

From a simple collage base of columnar forms, strong graphic elements, and plenty of white space, I added details and impressions of castle life: rivets in a medieval door, a list of era-appropriate victuals, aged stone, and the grid of an iron gate. A Scottlish Highlands horizon is included as a possible view from this window seat in Doune Castle’s great hall. Textural finishes from nautical maps, a terracotta marble composite, and stone complete the effect.

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 25 layers
Based on day 263 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014.
From the 2014: Building Blocks series.

History

Shown at Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle, January 2018
Exhibited in The Seven at EAFA Gallery in May & June, 2017
Exhibited at Windermere in Edmonds, July/August 2016
Exhibited summer 2015 in my Layered Stories show at Blakely Hall, Sammamish, WA
Exhibited spring 2015 in cARTography at ryan james fine arts in Kirkland, WA

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