Somebody asked me a while back how I know where to cut when I’m working on the reverse of a photograph. I don’t draw a thing and use only a scalpel to create freehand cuts as a response to what I imagine could be happening on the front of the image.
I create a few guidelines on the front of the image first. Here is layer 6 of Ascension before I’ve started working on it properly. The prep is in those key cuts. These are the only structures on which to base the chaos. All else that follows is according to daydream and whimsy.