The unpredictable nature of the mixed media, process allows for a spirit of experimentation and play that makes creating this series a fun and exciting challenge. Each photo is enlarged, copied, then transferred onto canvas using various forms of acrylic gel. The transferral creates a unique image (similar to a monoprint). No images convey the same way twice. Once the paper is removed (another unpredictable process), I manipulate the resulting “print” with some combination of charcoal and acrylic paint.
For me, the less perfect the transfer, the more interesting the resulting image becomes. I find great beauty in imperfection. This process and the resulting images serve as studies and sketches for larger paintings.