“Nobodies, Together and Apart,” 2.5″ – 11.5″ high, 15 glass vases wrapped in linocut print on various handmade papers. Part of a series of print projects that use the repeating pattern of female figures.
The original working title of this installation was “A Bunch of Nobodies.” The intention was to draw on the themes of identity that I use in my work and in this case, female identity. By putting them together in a ‘bunch’, they were powerful in numbers. As I was finishing the last few vases while the coronavirus pandemic developed last week, the figures took on a new meaning as we were ordered to work together to stay apart.
“Mixed Emotions”, 10″ x 10″, Sixteen individual 2-3 color woodcut prints created with carving and gun shots on masa. New prints from the same set of six blocks used to create 16″ x 22″ “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 about an apartment I used to live in. The dream varied each time I had it. The structure of the apartment building was unreliable, with crooked floors and walls that were falling down. Different events would happen in the dreams within that structure that triggered emotions like trust, being stuck, isolation, parenting, working. These prints are abstracted visual representations of the dreams.
“Which Style Do You Like?”, image 7″ x 8.5″, paper 16″ x 20″, three-plate laser-cut woodcut print on masa paper. Edition of 18. Created for the Print Exchange Portfolio project at the Campana Center for Ideation and Invention at LCCC.
Smaller than “Avatar Portraits”, these six white line color woodcuts are 8″ x 8″ on BFK and are meant to be viewed as a group: “Gender Brown”, “Gender Pink”, “Gender Periwinkle”, “Gender Black”, “Gender Gray”, and “Gender Chartreuse”.
These prints were exhibited in The Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Church; “The Salon Shows”, Work of four artists from Cleveland, March-June 2017
“Thinking of Guns”, two 8″ x 6″ linoleum prints with chine collé on handmade paper and mulberry. Showing at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC in the juried exhibition “The Print Effect 2018: Small Works/Big Impact” November 1–30, 2018.
“Construct/Destruct/Construct Midtown CLE I-III” , 22.5″ x 13”, Woodcut reduction print on BFK paper. A series of 3 versions of a map of midtown Cleveland. The process of reduction printing (building the map image then destroying what you have built to create the next layer) mirrors the building and rebuilding that has occurred in Midtown during the history of Cleveland.
Color reduction woodblock print made on the theme of Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities for a group exhibition of artist’s books at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. One folio page for a collaborative book to be displayed as part of a show unbound, then folded in half and assembled into a book to be donated to a museum or library artists’ book collection. Any edge of this print can be the bottom.
“Ex Libris”, 5″x7″ linoleum and toner transfer print on handmade paper. Made for the Australian Bookplate Design Award competition. The text in the background is from a 1943 edition of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte set in “Monotype Bodoni with long descenders”.