Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Four Generations

Four Generations

This piece has a lot going on.  Techniques used are photography, cut and paste, tissue paper, and PhotoShop.  First I collaged a photo of my paternal great grandmother and grandfather holding my father.  I added the house, the persimmon, homemade tissue papers of which there are three different types and finally I added a self-portrait of yours truly.  After scanning the collage I added the  PhotoShopped leaves created from  tissue paper.  I slightly posterized the piece in PhotoShop.  I made the background paper using alcohol inks on freezer paper.

5 comments:

Brian Kasstle said...

This is a very fun spread. I am very interested in handmade tissue paper. Tell us more????

tgarrett said...

John-
This is a wonderful piece. You have brought so many different elements together to make a powerful composition. This piece is one of my very favorites to date.

Catherine Redmayne said...

Did you paint that self-portrait? It's quite different from the drawings you've uploaded! Very good. Would love to see a blue background for comparison...

irene said...

wow! i wonderment of layers.

Annie Hamman said...

I really love this one. It tells a story and has emotion.