Piece of my Heart Project

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I’ve been discovering the power art has to help process change. This project was about people with whom I went through a lot, and didn’t come out the other side, but who are still in my heart. I wanted to be able to let the heaviness of those past relationships go, and refocus my memories on when we were at our happiest.

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Light and Shadow

20140309-133307.jpg This one was new for me, for a number of reasons. One being the treatment of positive and negative space: instead of Person being positive and everything else being negative, this was light and shadow. It meant dealing more with features and details than I’m used to, and I ended up with two complete images, which furthers the whole positive/negative space thing.

Also, I have got to resist the urge to work so small!! These images are ~4×6, which meant that some of the pieces were the size of dust (literally: at one point I thought a piece of dust was one of my pieces) – ridiculous.

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