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, Richmond, VA.
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
Doing anything backwards is a challenge, but it comes with constant discovery and a stretched perspective - life stuff.
I apply dozens of layers of paint, tucking light interference pigments between layers, which only come out when light hits the surface of the glass.
Surprises are everywhere and the scene is ever-changing.
In short: when light hits the picture, new elements emerge.