I print with slip and like making multiples because printing images and objects feel like I am being greeted with a second chance before I even begin. I learned to enjoy the action of reproducing objects related in function, but not identical in form, during my stint as a studio potter. In these illustrated prints, I continue my exploration of the reproduction of exact duplicates with a focus on the backgrounds- think Etch-a-Sketch or moire patterns caused by, in my case, the linear texture of the background fabric interacting with a racking light.
It was while reading Walter Benjamin's, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, in graduate school that I began to consider the handmade objects I make as a result of the interdependence between art, industry, and technology. On the finished 3D objects, I retain the seam line of the mold on the form as a visible reminder of the crafting of the mold by the human hand in industrial manufacturing.
Preparing for the Future
My Weather Remote Controllers are inspired by weather becoming more unpredictable. It's the kind of weather that makes life just a little bit worse. I am interested in Future Weather and and how it will affect us on an emotional level. For it, I am planning ahead...making Weather Remote Controllers, not as predictors of weather, but to manipulator predictably bad weather whenever and wherever I happen upon it.
My materials and process include clay, photography and digital media that result in a print on glass or aluminum. The print is a physical object. I treat printmaking like a sculptor. The prints are symbolic of resilience and resistance. They reflect on the capacity of the individual to confront a future of everyday weather, its future and the emotional landscape as a result of it.
My treat prints like they are a form of sculpture that visually imply touch and textures, hot and cold surfaces and hold visceral, magnetic energy. I call my prints Image/Objects.
Sizes and Display Choices
No frame needed. A wall hanging mount is affixed to each print. Click here to see how the work is packed and ready to hang or display on shelf or wall. Large sizes available upon request. Limited editions of three.