10×8″ acrylic, collage on paper
This has been percolating for a few months. I cut out the article in the November 22, 2015 Des Moines Register after writing “seriously?!” in the margin. Matt saved it for me mentioning that it might be useful in an art piece. I made an enlarged copy of the article—really just a brief news item from around Iowa—and saved it. This week I picked it back up. I first scraped the reds/magentas/crimson on the paper. Then I adhered the pieces of paper on top of that. The next layer is some blockprinting with various blocks I made in the last year using acrylic paint. I added some brushed on transparent acrylic where I wanted to highlight the printed content a little more. Hopefully you can read it if you click on the image to make it bigger.