Space Aliens

They come in all shapes and sizes, moods and personalities.  Most of these characters are doodles that have run wild in my imagination.

These collages are created with acrylic skins that begin with a line drawing made with fabric paint. Each character has glow-in-the-dark eyes.  Once the fabric paint has dried I cover the drawings with many coats of gloss gel medium to create a skin. The reverse side of the skin is coated with paint and gel printed-paper, which affords many opportunities to experiment with transparency and opacity. Each canvas these figures are attached to has many layers of handmade papers and text, as well as opaque and transparent layers of paint.