Scratched Away (UIA) is a body of work that explores a style of scratch boarding. Coloring boards, painted black & (then...) scratched imagery. Imagery was chosen from years of drawings- colors came to lay where they may & then enhanced as the scratching revealed the underneath. this style of execution/expression in '04 but had, before, dabbled with the technique thru the years for various projects. What was added to the recipe/technique = burning & framing. "Firing"(burns) upon the imagery surface further created dimension & texture. Constructing/fabricating frames was a beggining, 1st, & lead into carving some frames to accentuate the finished piece. 

Scratched Away ultimately lead my artistic endeavors/journey into handcrafted skills & was a pre-cursor to the "the SquareRoute" series work. a must see.