Peruvian Girl with Llama
This young girl tending her llama was created using a fused, raw-edge applique technique, while the background is hand-painted. The face and hands of the young girl are thread-painted to create a more life-like image. I took the original, inspirational photo for this piece in Cusco, Peru, where this poor girl was being teased by a group of young boys. She has been recreated in a more pastoral setting.