men of valor

Each of our lives has had influence from a vast number of sources: not just our individual interactions, but the entirety of the culture we grew up in, and the ancestries that contributed to it.

As a nod to said ancestry, there’s a very regal base collage: it has purple and gold elements in a grid composition. (Hey, you can always hope for royalty in the family tree, right?) Building block layers add multiple versions of growth and change: lichen, fencing along a dune, farmland horizons, cracking wall paint, and a page from a dictionary, all symbolizing cultural influence.

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 23 layers
From the 2014: Building Blocks series
Based on day 324 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014

History

Shown in The Seven at EAFA Gallery in May & June, 2017
Exhibited at Windermere in Edmonds, July/August 2016
Exhibited at Lynn Hanson Gallery, Seattle, WA, June 2016
Exhibited in Layered Stories, Sammamish, WA, 2015
Published in Vol 15 of ArtAscent, October 2015: Distinguished Artist, theme Violet

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