“Mixed Emotions”, 10″ x 10″, Sixteen individual 2-3 color woodcut prints created with carving and gun shots on masa. Printed from the same set of six blocks used to create “Mixed Emotions” series (see previous post).
Titles in order from left to right: “Afraid, Anxious, Buoyed, Developmental, Dominant, Endangered, Gestating, Growing, Insecure, Invisible, Oppressed, Protected, Shy, Suppressed, Unprotected, Unreliable”.
These and the “Mixed Emotions” series are inspired by an old recurring dream of an apartment I lived in that was constantly changing…the structure of the building being unreliable. Different events would happen in the dreams within that structure. Issues arose like trust, being stuck, isolation, mothering, working. These prints are abstracted visual representations of all those feelings.