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Photos & Nature into Palladium Art

Photos & Nature into Palladium Art

I often take my photographs and make negatives to do collaged work with palladium on Japanese gampi paper. I have taken these photographs of a beautiful tattoo on a woman’s back and combined these with a shed snake skin as part of the composition. Here is a recent piece showing the snake skin and the […] See the full post →

Art, Photographs & Halloween

Art, Photographs & Halloween

A special time of year: spiritually we see beyond the everyday. Our paths cross with Nature as we descend into the colder seasons. I just put up a portfolio on the Lens Culture site that is about our bodies, our tattoos and nature. See the full post →

Photography, Art & What's Precious

Photography, Art & What’s Precious

I am always interested in how our human lives intersect with the natural world. Flora and fauna have always been part of our lives whether for use or for beauty. Tulips became a luxury in Western Europe in the 17th century. This made this flower attractive to propagate and assure its flourishing. Tigers are a […] See the full post →

Tattoo Art for a Midwife

Tattoo Art for a Midwife

This week is a big celebration for Midwives in our nation. They are known to help women give birth in a respectful, loving way. On Saturday the New York Midwives and Choices in Childbirth held their annual race in Prospect Park, Brooklyn to honor the work that midwives do. One lovely midwife, I have had […] See the full post →

Maternity Photos & Tattoos

Maternity Photos & Tattoos

Having maternity photos done is a celebration of the beginning of new life. So are having tattoos done to mark important times in one’s life. Here are photos of a woman who is enjoying her pregnancy. Her tattoos mark past moments in her life’s journey. See the full post →

About Creativity

About Creativity

I am thrilled when I see art work that speaks of the authentic voice of an artist. Two artists, Stephanie Tamez and Virginia Elwood, are both showing at Ricco Maresca Gallery. Stephanie and Virginia are tattoo artists and although it would seem that this show is totally about tattoos, both Stephanie and Virginia transcend this […] See the full post →

alicegarik Is Now on Instagram

alicegarik Is Now on Instagram

I have just started posting photos of artwork details on Instagram. Details work best because the format is small. Here are some of the art details I have posted so far. See the full post →

More Portraits That Will Be Art

More Portraits That Will Be Art

Here are a few portraits that I have already been transforming into art works using palladium and combining the negatives with negatives from nature. These are wonderful tattoos — an eagle, a tiger — amazing art already. See the full post →

Portraits That Move into Art

Portraits That Move into Art

I have been very busy this summer photographing people for my tattoo art project. I always start with photographing portraits before I expand into the art work and combine the portraits with natural subjects. I explained this in a recent post “Developing an Art Series” Here are a few recent portraits. See the full post →

Developing an Art Series

Developing an Art Series

I am now immersed in an art series where I photograph people with tattoos and transform the photos by enlarging my negatives and printing with palladium. I combine different negatives to achieve the whole and often introduce natural forms into the prints. I do this to expand the narrative to include nature and speak of […] See the full post →