Why USA? A self-taught American artist, 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
- and it sTUCk.
I live, work, and play in my love city,
Painting in reverse, I create an image on one side of the glass and view the completed scene from the other side.
Foreground details are painted first and the background comes last
Painting backwards is a challenge, but it brings constant discovery and a stretched perspective.
I apply dozens of layers of paint, tucking light interference pigments between each -- a surprise when light hits the surface of the glass.
New perspectives emerge with light and the scene is ever-changing.