The image of California is laser cut from paper from an old children’s school reader. I place the cutout on top of a blank paper and color the cutout and the paper beneath with tempera paint stick. The paper beneath results in a negative print of the shape. There are two versions of artwork from this process: one is a colorful California shape on a plain background, the other is a negative space that I fill in by hand with gouache (opaque watercolor) paint.
The image is 5 x 74 x 6 inches matted to fit an 8 x 10 inch frame. Made by hand and laser, with love, in Sacramento, California.