THIS has been a fun piece, and was prompted by the enthusiasm that's followed "soap". I was drawn to the bright, happy color of Jell-O, and of course loved the light coming through the cubes which created all sorts of shapes and textures throughout the various layers. I also enjoyed the glowing shadow and reflection cast on the tiles in the foreground. The original reference image was my first time using my new 4"x5" view-camera, with which I was able to really manipulate the plane of focus and the distortion (notice the tiles do not recede in a straight line). I am really grasping the concept of diving into the middle of the subject and making it larger than life (this piece measures 18" wide by 48" TALL!

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