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Getting turned around in Glasgow led to this piece. I thought I was heading north from the station, but we were actually heading down towards the river. Serendipity at work! A lovely shop, Oswald Street Books, whose striped paper bags carried home a Scottish Gaelic-English dictionary for me, set the tone for this collage. Chevrons from patterned paper echoed the brighter stripes, and text from fictional and reference sources, plus chalk, finished it off.

Digital additions include a gray-green wash to establish a verdigris tone, peach monoprinting for texture and warmth, and my ubiquitous stone texture for age. Rust and lichen continue that theme, while blue scrolls (from a microscopic view of currency), a fence, winter wildflowers, and a sunset in Victoria, BC, add focal points.

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Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest. 19 layers
From the 2014: Building Blocks series
Based on day 113 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014.

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