Start of a new series, “ex-votos”, mixed media drawings
These are the first few pieces from my new body of work. Right now, I am calling it the “Ex-votos” collection, but that may change in the future. The works are visual narratives focusing on addiction issues and recovery from addiction. The works incorporate religious iconography, traditional portraiture, collage, and pop styles. In media, I utilized Photoshop and Illustrator for the manipulation of images (the images are stock photos, personal photos, and appropriated photos) and creation of textures in the hair / clothing. Next, I printed these images on cardstock, cut them out (and cut up the texture prints), and collaged them together. The portraits are traditional graphite drawings. The animal line drawings, which I call my ghost images, are in color pencil or other media.
- Ex Votos (fatherjerabek.wordpress.com)