Tuesday July 5th, 2005 through Friday July 29th, 2005
“I was interested in photographing the beauty of old crumbling buildings. I love the layers of paint and materials that form rich textural images. These images are forever in flux and are changed by each stroke of graffiti, each poster, each layer of paint. As I started to photograph these sights, I noticed that not only does the painting change, but the building themselves are being torn down. Many of the images in the show are from sites around Portland that no longer exist. In my visual examination of the history of these structures, I found that I was also documenting a rapidly changing landscape.”
Liz’s work starts with traditional color photographs that are scanned. The images are then printed by an inkjet printer, and are made into an acrylic gel-transfer. The gel is then adhered to a wooden panel or canvas. Further manipulation of the image through more traditional (painterly) methods gives the work an organic feel. The finishing touch is to meticulously paint the edges to match the photographs.