Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Flowers and Faces

A couple more experiments.

Both with blind contours-

and the layering of flowers and faces.
The exotic markings of the flower layer on the face like bold stripes of make up. On the first image here, the markings are on top, like a mask. In the second image, the flower markings are underneath, and the forming of the flesh of the face rubs them away. But the markings remain like shadows. I am finding this more and more interesting, as a discussion of "exoticism", like the orientalism movement, which I believe has led to so much misunderstanding today.


  1. I think you are really on to something! I need one for my faces collection. Can you make a high quality print?