Looking into Sunset
This piece started with the blue in the upper left corner. My friend and I were playing around with paint and as soon as I put the paint on the canvas, my friend had to leave. I wasn’t sure what to do with blue paint in the top corner as I wasn’t used to using acrylic in a collage. So, I brought the canvas home and cut out the face of a Madonna from a photograph I had taken at a California Mission. I placed her where she asked to be, and built the rest of the collage around her, using whatever resources I had at home. She ended up “Looking into Sunset” and there she gazes for all time.
Watercolor, ink & acrylic on paper, 9 x 9 in.
Lisa Rigge is an artist and photographer. She is known for her hand-tinted photographs of ghost towns and infrared landscapes. Her collage work is purely intuitive and usually begins with one of her own photographs. Lisa’s work has been published in LensWork, Burningword Literary Magazine, 3 Elements Literary Review, DreamTime Magazine and The Sun. She can be found at www.lisarigge.com.