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April 2016
Lately things have been, well they’ve been busy and some big changes may or may not be coming up in my near future.  It has been a somewhat stressful time so getting away from it all has been on my mind.  Maybe that’s where the idea for my new series of paintings came from?

“Escape from Earth” is the title and theme of this new series.

Image of two earth like planets mirroring each other, separated by space and floating stop signs. 'Recursive Escape' by E. M. Schumacher
‘Recursive Escape’ by Elma Schumacher, mixed media on 22″ x 30″ paper. Part of the ‘Escape from Earth’ series.

I’ve been finding myself drawn more and more to news about discoveries in astrology and space exploration. Given the rest of the news which includes global warming, conflicts and disasters around the globe, escaping Earth seems like a good idea.

Mixed media image of a black hole with fighter jets disappearing into it.'Recursive Escape' by Elma Schumacher
‘Escaping War’ by Elma Schumacher, mixed media on 22″ x 30″ paper. Part of the ‘Escape from Earth’ series.

I’m just not sure that we are going about it the right way.  Or maybe just not looking at doing it in the right order?  Maybe fixing things here on Earth should be the first priority? These are just some of the questions I want to explore in this series.

Mixed media image of the sun with a galaxy above it. 'Beyond One Star' by Elma Schumacher
‘Beyond One Star’ by Elma Schumacher, mixed media on 22″ x 30″ paper. Part of the ‘Escape from Earth’ series.

Watercolor, gouache, inks, acrylic paint and medium and more were used on acid free rag paper to create the above mixed media paintings.

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