what’s coming to you

I could watch the tide come in & go out all day, and I’ve tried to capture it in this impression of the shore yielding to the water. Seaside textures are layered onto a base collage of paint washes and magazine pages; all that’s missing is the sound of seagulls.

The handmade layer at the base of this piece had a strong diagonal element, from a dark textured scrap, so I balanced it with light tissue paper and watercolors. Suitable digital layers included a low tide horizon, oyster shell barnacles, the wake from a ferry, shell lines, and lichen. Dried flowers and stone added even more texture.
what's coming to you: Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 18 layers
From the 2014: Building Blocks series
Based on day 244 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014

History

Exhibited in Layers, City Hall, Sammamish, WA, summer 2018
Shown at Lynn Hanson Gallery in Seattle, January 2018
Exhibited at Abstract, EAFA, Kirkland, WA, January & February 2017
Accepted to Linus Galleries‘ online exhibition Montage, 2015

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