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.
An image is painted backwards.
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 on these pieces is crucial or you're missing half the fun.