(Author photo by Shelly Marshall Schmidt)
The woman had both hands drenched in paint. She pressed them onto the large canvas in front of her. Working with one hand and then the other, sometimes both together, she smoothed and swirled, stroked and shaped, covered and revealed the image into being. It became a face.
But it was a face presented entirely in positive and negative spaces. A face that only became recognizable at the very end of the process.