aerial landscape 1 by Jack Sheffler, from Athens, WV
My art tells a story through layers. Whether working in representational collage or the abstract, I create multiple layers in my paintings that invite the viewer to question what is revealed vs. what is concealed. The process employs creation and then partial destruction of each work, which leads to a rebuilding effort. I intentionally distress the surface and peel away portions of early layers to reveal a bit of text, a hidden image or texture.