this is a print i made that is part of a series i am working on that is loosely based on yearbook pictures of 8th graders from 1953. i am experimenting with merging non-objective backgrounds with snippets of the mug shots. the idea is that it is recognizable, but still not completely representational. i am also playing with color schemes and overlapping many layers.
the colors are not exactly as they are in person. i can't seem to get the colors right on the scans. these are pretty tiny, only about 3x4 inches. i have been making very large prints, and needed a change in scale to get myself re-motivated. all are oil-based printing ink on 90 lb. watercolor paper.