good as a mile

A misted city, haunted by its history. Digital collage, 101 layers © 2015 Liz Ruest

not to be told

Formal rowhouses exude a sense of history. Digital collage, 19 layers © 2015 Liz Ruest

Survival

In the dregs of winter, a bright spot against an ancient stone wall beckoned to me. Digital collage © 2013 Liz Ruest, 10 layers

Minder

An exercise in text and collage turned out to have a haunting feel. Digital collage © 2013 Liz Ruest, 41 layers

Show: (in the red)

I delivered Etched to its fall home yesterday: the annual juried show at the Lynnwood Library, this year with a theme of (in the red).

Etched

Rooftops in Quebec City, looking much like their French cousins, etched by history. Digital collage © 2011 Liz Ruest, 37 layers

Barred

An unlikely combination now seems eerie and pertinent. Digital collage © 2011 Liz Ruest, 22 layers

Developed

A peek at history, from the top of Montmorency Falls, Quebec. Digital collage © 2011 Liz Ruest, 10 layers

Noticed

A door, in passing, that speaks volumes about history. Digital collage © 2011 Liz Ruest, 32 layers

Rented

Historical peek at Quebec City. Digital collage © 2011 Liz Ruest, 18 layers

Exploring a Theme: Documentation

I’m thinking about documentation as my theme for this year. I love incorporating text into my pieces, and as I thought about it, documentation pervades our lives. From birth certificates to death notices, passports and transcripts, we are a collection of documented events. The concept also links to my genealogy and history interests, as well…

Travel #1

Encaustic collage on both sides. 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.75″ deep. $100.