very small rocks

A strong line of repeated paper scraps becomes even more rugged when it’s digitally transformed to dark blue to contrast with the copper layers. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 17 layers

a mile wide

Horizons give my eyes space to wander. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 25 layers

men of valor

A nod to our ancestry — hopefully royal! Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 23 layers

what’s coming to you

An impression of the shore yielding to the water. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 18 layers

food and shelter

The colors and textures in this piece bring to mind Roman ruins in Provence. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 28 layers

can summon fire

Impressions of almost getting lost, but not quite. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 14 layers

keep him in

A cool glass of refreshment in the back garden. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 17 layers

in order to maintain

A multiplicity of horizons in soothing blues and greens. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 31 layers

your own business

Embedding my bloodline in an image. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 33 layers

all over him

Abstracted composition blends a triangle and a grid. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 21 layers

inherent in the system

An impression of cities as a nexus for seeking knowledge. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 31 layers

bit of peril

Architecture and pattern overlaid on text-heavy collage. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 14 layers