How are they made? They begin with an altered layer of National Geographic pages. I use brillo pads to remove the glossy surface and create a latticework of scratches in the paper for texture and use a solvent made from citrus oil to melt and rework the ink. I then adhere the pages to a wooden panel, and then I have a lovely canvas saturated in hues and depth. Upon this base, I begin adding layers of drawings made with charcoal and ink, depending on the patterns or figures I am adding. Next I use water-based paint (acrylic) for of the levels of transparency and opacity I can achieve. My goal is to find a balance between the original color and texture from the pages and the layers of medium I add to them.