Here is my process from start to finish. I made this painting as a response to Sadie Bennings “Locating Centers” (http://ci13.cmoa.org/artists/sadie-benning) at the Carnegie International exhibit. I wanted to decentralize the portrait by creating ripple effects that had centers off canvas. I also wanted the ripple effect to happen below the content of the painting, on the canvas level. The portrait exists despite it’s ignorance of the forces that constrain/affect it.