A stunning pose, with such energy and grace. I captured it with cut paper, painted a burgundy red. The overall shape of the pose is what's most important for me. Then I cut just a few of the fine details - the fingers and some of the facial features in this piece.
At first glance this collage may look like a painting, but the close-up shot shows some subtleties of the cut paper technique I use: there are rough edges where I've cut the paper with a scalpel, there are variations in colour where I've painted the paper before cutting it, and you can see that the red figure sits slightly away from the white backing paper....all the qualities I love about collage!
The artwork comes mounted in a 50 x 70cm mount.
220gsm paper (painted with acrylics), mounted onto acid-free 220gsm white paper