mixed media on 24″x36″ canvas
model: Illyria Jade
“Haunted in the Midst of Darkness”
mixed media on 36″x24″ linen canvas
model: Lux Lächeln
The particular artwork seems like it was quite a journey. Lächeln and I did the reference shots for this piece in March and I wasn’t able to start work on it until June. I wasn’t satisfied with how things were turning out and it needed something. Once I collaged a photo print onto the canvas, it made the piece work.
I also put together a companion making-of video for “Haunted in the Midst of Darkness”. I shot some video as Lächeln applied the white makeup. I edited it to include flashes of the photo with red makeup streaked across her face and on her hands along with a photo of the final artwork.