"Untitled #470, 2017" by Rich Ray Art
"This technique has taken several years to master. Many hours of trial and error. My process involves four stages: First, I paint the abstract artwork. Second, I photograph the art and other textures from nature. Third, I spend time going through thousands of images until I find the one portrait that will work. Fourth, I download all the different elements into a photo editor program. With each new piece a series of emotions come and go. The portrait will change and grow as it is manipulated. It is as if the soul emerges, revealing another person altogether."