This piece is based on a vintage photo of actress Susan Hayward, overpainted and combined with text from a vintage novel.
It's a bigger format than I usually work in for collage (it's 8" x 10") but I've been feeling the urge to spread out a bit :)
I love working with early examples of glamour photography -- reworking them, simplifying them to their essence. A strong image can be reduced almost infinitely, and I enjoy playing with different parts of an image -- making one part flatter, one part more defined.
This work is currently for sale at my ArtFire store.