For a few months at the end of 2015 I played with the idea of painting on cutouts. This would eliminate the background for my paintings and just be a figure within which the celestial atmosphere would be painting. I drew up several miniatures and painted them with fluid acrylics to get an idea of the shapes I wanted to go with for the larger works.
Modifying glass from the dollar store, I built frames for each one which suspended almost an inch from the wall when hung to show a nice shadow. These were eventually hung for the Fulfilling the Void exhibition at Charleston Music Hall, November 2016, my first body of work following graduation from CofC. Fun fact, that one opened on Election Day this year.