New Work: Adaptive Horizons

The meanderings of the last 18 months have finally reached a destination. Here are a half-dozen new pieces to start a series that I’m calling Adaptive Horizons.

I’ve been creating this work at the same time as I was planning a big move, from the suburbs to the city, as well as dealing with several deaths in the family. Each layer that I added helped me think about memories, painful and pleasant, that overlap as we process big change in our lives.

I started with some visual themes of overlapped content (see: The Inklings of a Plan), started creating some overlapped collages myself out of old prints (Processing the Old, Welcoming the New), and added new layers by printing with those collages, fabric and lace, and encaustic wax.

As I settle into city life, I’m going to continue this series and see where it takes me. When the busy horizon starts to look familiar, I’ll be sure to shake things up again. But for now, won’t you come along for the ride?

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  1. I LOVE these! That palette is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see them printed.

  2. Liz Ruest says:

    Aww, thank you Laurie!

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