2018, oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

In this piece, I experimented with accidents and unexpected compositions. I purchased random photos from a used bookstore and collaged the backgrounds of them together. Not wanting the collage to be perfectly square or rectangular, I allowed the uneven edges from cutting the photographs to complete the composition. Next, I rendered the collage in oil by using different gestures and color combinations to highlight or de-emphasize elements, as well as allowing negative space to influence the composition.