I had a number of paintings from the Chinese Elements series that I wanted to renovate and play with. I want to loosen up my style and add some abstract qualities to the work and see where it takes me. I plan to try this out with another part of the series that does not include the figure and maybe try out some encaustic wax to the work as well.

I worked with a number of mixed media techniques to these pieces such as oil pastel, india ink, acrylic paint, collage of maps and newspapers, and colored ink. This work originally was acrylic paint on paper stretched and then I cut them up and glued them onto masonite board. This was a layering process to experiment with a range of collage and stencil processes.

I hope you enjoy-