LuAnn Ostergaard’s creative spirit is awakened by the beauty she sees in naturally occurring patterns and textures. She finds beauty in imperfection and often sees it in scarred and weathered surfaces. Her images often transcend their original source and become elevated to striking compositions through subtle manipulation; by adding more of the original color captured in the image or creating more contrast to please the eye. She sometimes combines two or more images to create her compositions. The process used to create box mounted art prints begins with a digital image. The image is printed with archival pigment inks on cotton hot press fine art paper. The print is mounted on a custom made boxed panel and hand textured with clear acrylic gel medium for a UV protective finish.