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

can summon fire

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

bit of peril

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

already got one

Generations of Skagit farmland, abstracted. Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 18 layers

Collage #324

Regal colors, monoprinted elements, and a grid format as a base layer for larger work. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Collage #340

Maps as color blocks. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Collage #192

Khaki greens and soft reds. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Collage #32

Vertical monoprint scraps anchor a grid pattern and musical score. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Collage #22

Soft mauve blends well with a map of France. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Collage #16

Text and monoprints set up a quiet palette. Paper collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Depends on the Month

The first of two pieces created for artEAST’s final 150′ of Art fundraiser. See the second piece here. © 2014 Becky Brooks & Liz Ruest Paper collage on wood panel, 12”x12”x1”. 1 of 2. History Donated to artEAST: private collection