I am ZheKa. In my world rocks bloom, darkness can be touched and the spirit can triumph over any force or odds...all for a good reason . I look in the dark and try to find a smallest glimmer of light, capture it and put it up for others to see. I try to find beauty in the most unusual places, opportunity among doom, touch the unseen, bring the opposites together, discover morals and treasures in obscure places...and in the end tell a story and take you on a journey.
I carve the relief first using only hand tools like a gouge and a knife, seal with Linseed Oil to protect wood and for more smoothe paint flow then I paint the carving (usually with acrylics) and seal it with Matte Finish.
The Process of Relief Pinting offers new great opportunities for exploring art, a new medium for me and a new angle to look at things. In some ways its like Sculpture and Fine Arts in one.