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I continue to be inspired by Scotland, for its rugged beauty, but also its abundance of castles and the ease of imagining life then. Or maybe I’m reading too much historical fiction!  Can you see a sense of pageantry in this piece like I can?

The base collage comes through strongly here, with its red tissue paper, and the red lines of a map page ripped from an atlas. Atop that, there is texture from monoprinting, marble, mosaics, a Skagit Valley waterline, and Celtic knots.

Focal points include a row of busts from the Long Library at Trinity College in Dublin, carved wooden panels from Edinburgh Castle, a sample weekly menu from a castle prison, and a view of Castle Urquhart on the shores of Loch Ness.

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 29 layers
From the 2014: Placeholders series
Based on day 340 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014

History

Showing in The Seven at EAFA Gallery in May & June, 2017
Exhibited at Windermere in Edmonds, July/August 2016
Exhibited in cARTography at ryan james fine arts, Kirkland, WA, 2015
Exhibited in Layered Stories at Blakely Hall, Sammamish WA, 2015.

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