These silhouettes of barren trees against a vibrant sky were created by Metro Detroit fine artist Shadia. She began with a background surface of softly blended acrylics to create the underpainting of these collage pieces. Using a selection of hand painted found collage papers, tissues, discarded sewing patterns, origami and book pages,, Shadia painstakingly collaged each a portion of the trees as well as a portion of the background. The surface is layered with interference Metallics that are dual toned and shift with the light. The result is a simply composed yet dynamic painting in soft hues with subtle texture and pattern.