I create these backwards glassworks under the signature "Alice USA," something I started as a kid - dropping the first and last letter
of my last name, hUSAk.
There's a lot to explore in the middle -
discovering joy in process.
When not painting backward,
I move (mostly) forward
in and out of my love city,
I paint in layers on one side of glass
and view the picture from the other side.
The image is painted backwards and inside-out.
All on glass.
Foreground details are painted first
and the background comes last
Between dozens of layers of paint, I mix light interference pigments -- a surprise waiting to be discovered.
Introducing light to the surface of these pieces is crucial or you're missing half the fun.