The LINE: National Juried Printmaking Exhibition November 4th - December 1, 2011
Juror: John Risseeuw, Professor at Arizona State University
Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse
232 N. Granite St. Prescott, Arizona 86301 928-2341
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 3
I was pleased to have these three pieces selected for this exhibit:
A line leaves a memory. Whether you find
one in a drawing, a book, or on a map, each
tell a story of an energy, a movement
in a time and space that elicits
traces of feeling and thought.
I place drawn and printed lines in a context
using materials that elicit multiple associations.
Like old and used books, vessels
of knowledge and information. Artifacts today
as many are discarded and replaced with digital
delivery systems like the internet and e-books.
And like the weather maps of New Zealand
that reveal mutable patterns of highs and lows. Fleeting
winds that shaped a landscape and people of a region.
Unpredictable like the appearance of algae.
Conditions were ripe.
Algae that I found floating on the surface of a river in Northern California.
A felt field of matted and knotted threads.
A pad of mottled greens used as material for my work.
I culled sheets of it to dry and printed wind maps on its surface.
I hope that the artwork evokes these feelings of change through
the materials and the language of line.