The process used to create this piece uses a combination of found imagery and computer-generated text combined with an image transfer technique using acrylic matte medium. Adobe Photoshop used to prepare found imagery and type to size. Everything else hand-rendered.
Once the base surface image is prepared additional image transfer layers are added along with hand painted elements and embellishments. The kaolin clay surface of the panel is particularly suited to this technique.
Found imagery source: General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "Zoologie. Hyménoptères. Guèpes sociales, Eumènes ou Guèpes solitaires." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1808 - 1813. http://qa.digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-be19-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99